- Maggie Calica
The HeForShe solidarity movement was created by UN Women to provide a systematic approach and targeted platform where a global audience can engage and become change agents for the achievement of gender equality in our lifetime.
This requires an innovative, inclusive approach that mobilizes people of every gender identity and expression as advocates, and acknowledges the ways that we all benefit from this equality. HeForShe uses online, offline, and mobile phone technology to identify and activate men in every city, community, and village around the world.
Since its launch on 20 September, 2014, by UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, hundreds of thousands of supporters from around the world – including Heads of State, CEOs, global luminaries, and people from all walks of life — have committed to gender equality.
HeForShe has been the subject of more than 2 billion conversations on social media, with off-line activities reaching every corner of the globe. Check out Emma Watson’s launch speech and our TED Talk to learn more. The website is heforshe.org
Zonta International endorses the HeForShe campaign and encourages Zonta clubs to engage men in the community.