HeForShe launches #HeForSheAtHome campaign

As a consequence of the global COVID-19 pandemic, millions of people now find themselves indoors. Gender inequalities, particularly of women in the home, are becoming increasingly apparent when it comes to housework, cleaning and caring for children, the sick or the elderly. In responding to the outbreak, women make up 70 per cent of workers in the health and social sector and do three times as much unpaid care work at home as men. Women are in the lead across the world as front-line responders, health care professionals, scientists, doctors…

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GQ France give HeForShe award at GQ Men of the Year

The first GQ HeForShe award, in partnership with UN Women France, has been presented at the GQ Men of the Year awards. The presentation was held at the neoclassical Hôtel de Crillon in Paris on the 26th November. Journalist and host, Augustin Trapenard, was presented with the HeForShe accolade at the tenth edition of the French GQ Men of the Year awards for his continued passion for equality and commitment to Libraries Without Borders. This charity promotes global access to education and information for people who do not have access…

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UN Women HeForShe movement rallies students in Canada for gender equality

HeForShe, the UN Women solidarity movement for gender equality, is embarking on its third #GetFree University Tour and this year, with a focus on engaging students in Canada to take action for a gender equal world. This year’s tour is building on the success of the inaugural 2015 #GetFree Tour in the UK and France that reached over 140,000 students and the US-based 2018 #GetFree Tour that reached over 85,000 students. The tour is expected to reach over 100,000 student leaders and advocates. In Canada, the United Nations is partnering…

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UN Women’s HeForShe movement concludes tour to colleges and universities across northeastern United States

UN Women’s HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality has concluded its inaugural United States #GetFree University Tour, which brought ideas of gender equality directly to students at colleges and universities throughout the Northeast. At each stop, a dynamic conversation among students, faculty, gender experts and thought-leaders explored challenges and opportunities for getting more girls and women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) subjects and careers. The Tour also brought a global conversation on gender to students, empowering them to explore their own understanding of gender equality. Building on the…

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UN Women’s HeForShe Initiative partners with the California Institute of Arts to create animated films promoting gender equity

UN Women’s HeForShe movement is partnering with internationally renowned California Institute of Arts (CalArts), to promote gender equality through the arts. The partnership engages students in CalArts’s animation programs to tackle persisting gender stereotypes and drive cultural change through the production of original animated short films addressing serious barriers to gender equality. Attitudinal changes towards gender equality have been identified as the key drivers of progress for societies around the world. The report of the United Nations Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment, released in March 2017, identified “Breaking stereotypes:…

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