Want to get the low-down on one of the biggest campaigns for 2016? Here’s a quick HeForShe 101 to get you up to speed!
What is HeForShe?
Created by UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality provides a systematic approach and targeted platform on which men and boys can engage and become change agents towards the achievement of gender equality.
Achieving gender equality in our lifetimes requires an innovative, inclusive approach that both recognizes men and boys as partners for women’s rights, and acknowledges the ways in which they also benefit from this equality. HeForShe invites men and boys to build on the work of the women’s movement as equal partners, crafting and implementing a shared vision of gender equality that will benefit all of humanity
Who is a HeForShe?
Anyone can be a HeForShe! UN Women HQ has an ambitious aim to mobilize 1 billion men to accelerate the achievement of gender equality. HeForShe uses innovative online, offline, and mobile phone technology to identify and activate men in every city, community, and village around the world. The HeForShe journey begins online with a simple affirmation that gender equality is not only a women’s issue, but a human rights issue that requires the participation and commitment of men. HeForShe then moves beyond awareness to action, asking men to define what matters to them, and what they will do to make a difference. Hundreds of thousands of men have made this commitment, and are now taking their own steps to change the world, sharing their stories to inspire others to follow suit. Their individual actions will collectively create the sustainable social and systematic change we need to achieve equality.
How can I get involved?
Nominate a HeForShe
The call for nominations open on the 15th January 2016, and will close on 30 March 2016. Winners will be announced in April at an event to celebrate the achievements of these organisations and individuals. Applications can be made here.
Become a Singapore Impact Champion
Following the global IMPACT 10x10x10 initiative, Singapore Committee for UN Women also aims to engage key decision makers in corporations, government bodies, non-profits and schools to drive change. These impact champions will pledge to make gender equality an institutional priority, committing to real change within and beyond each of their organisations. Are you an organization that wants to be involved? Click here for more information.
Take the Pledge
Singapore Committee for UN Women also invites the general public to join over 2,000 men and women who have already pledged to take action against gender discrimination and violence at www.heforshe.org.
Check out our 15 top tips to get you started on your HeForShe journey here!
Learn more about the HeForShe campaign in Singapore and how you can get involved.
Celebrate International Women’s Day and HeForShe with us!
Singapore Committee for UN Women invite you to join us in celebrating HeForShe and International Women’s Day with a classic luncheon event, on Wednesday 27th April 2016 at One Farrer Hotel & Spa located at 1 Farrer Park Station Road, from 12:30 to 14:30.
This is an exclusive invitation to celebrate International Women’s Day with us, and to join us in awarding companies, organisations, men and women in Singapore who promote gender equality through initiatives that they have championed, inspiring steps that they have taken and everyday actions resulting in positive change for the community. Your table or seat purchase will also be integral in making a meaningful contribution to Singapore Committee for UN Women’s local and regional initiatives for 2016. Celebrate gender equality; honour incredible pioneers; and, be part of the solution. RSVP here