HeForShe Campaign

HeForShe Campaign

What is the real definition of the word behind the #HEforSHE movement that empowers gender equality?

Are you #HeForShe?

On International Solidarity Day, UN Women’s HeForShe global movement calls men to stand up against sexual harassment

New York, NY (December 20, 2017) –  In commemoration of the United Nations International Human Solidarity Day, UN Women’s HeForShe movement issues an urgent call for men around the world to stand together in solidarity with each other and with women, to end sexual harassment. While stories of power imbalance and sexual harassment dominate the headlines, most of men have abstained from the current conversation. HeForShe invites men to break the silence by recording a short video stating a personal commitment to end sexual harassment and sharing that video on social media as a public symbol of solidarity to the many brave individuals who have experienced sexual harassment. With each social media post, men invite three friends to do the same with a simple question; ‘Are you #HeForShe?’.  

“Men must take personal ownership in calling out sexual harassment and the culture that enables it - responding with silent anger is not enough,” said UN Women Executive Director, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka. “Men everywhere need to take an active role, by listening to women’s experiences, speaking up when abuse occurs and holding other men – and themselves – accountable for their words and actions.”

A global solidarity movement for gender equality, HeForShe was launched in 2014 by British actor and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, whose impassioned rallying call mobilized more than 100,000 men in just three days, and at least one man in every country in the world within the first five, garnering more than 1.2 Billion conversations on social media.

“Now more than ever we need good men to speak-up, because all it takes for injustice to prevail is for good men to remain silent,” said Elizabeth Nyamayaro, Senior Advisor to Under-Secretary-General, UN Women and Global Head of the HeForShe movement. “The simple question: Are you #HeForShe? offers an entry point for men to show their solidarity -- because as long as the pursuit of gender equality remains a struggle between women and men, no one wins, “she added.

To learn more and participate in the ‘Are you #HeForShe?’ visit: www.HeForShe.org

Download social media here:  http://bit.ly/2yROLz8

Join the conversation: Follow @HeForShe and share messages using the hashtags: Are you #HeForShe? #EndSexualHarassment

About UN Women HeForShe: Visit www.heforshe.org/


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New Zealand National Committee for UN Women launched the global HeforShe campaign for gender equality by 2030 on Friday, 27 November 2015.

HeForShe is a solidarity campaign for gender equality initiated by UN Women. Its goal is to engage men and boys as agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and women’s rights, by encouraging them to take action against inequalities faced by women and girls.

New Zealand HeforShe Champions

Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae
Governor-General of New Zealand

Gareth Morgan
Economist, Public Commentator and Philanthropist

Jack Tame
New Zealand Television and Radio Journalist and Presenter based in New York

Jeremy Elwood
New Zealand Actor and Comedian

Judge Peter Boshier
Chief Ombudsman and White Ribbon Chair

Wallace Chapman
Radio New Zealand Sunday Morning Host

Symon Brewis-Weston
Sovereign New Zealand Chief Executive Officer

Mike Bush
Commissioner of New Zealand Police

Russell Stanners
Vodafone New Zealand Chief Executive Officer

Mike Bullock
Chief Operating Officer, ANZ New Zealand

Leo Foliaki
Senior Assurance Partner , and Diversity and Inclusion Leader of PwC New Zealand

Chris Sedgwick
Senior Vice President for AccorHotels New Zealand, Fiji and French Polynesia

Ray Dunn
Executive General Manager, Schneider Electric

Justin Lester
Wellington Deputy Mayor

Richard Wagstaff
NZ Council of Trade Unions President

Kelvin Davis
Member for Te Tai Tokerau, Labour Party and Associate Spokesperson Justice (Sexual and Domestic Violence)

The Reverend Richard Randerson
Retired Anglican Bishop. Speaker and writer on social and corporate ethics.

James Shaw
Green Party Co-Leader

Mike Tana
President, The New Zealand Public Service Association

Grant Guilford
Vice-Chancellor, Victoria University of Wellington

Guy Ryan
CEO, Inspiring Stories, Young New Zealander of the Year

Andrew Lumsden
New Zealand Actor and Comedian – Te Radar


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