What is HeForShe?


  • Gender inequality is one of the most persistent human rights violations of our time. Despite many years of promoting gender equality, inequalities among women/girls and men/boys continue to manifest in egregious ways around the world
  • HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality that engages men and boys as advocates and stakeholders, to break the silence, raise their voices and take action for the achievement of gender equality
  • Gender equality is not only a women’s issue, it is a human rights issue that affects all of us – women and girls, men and boys. We all benefit socially, politically and economically from gender equality in our everyday lives. When women are empowered, the whole of humanity benefits. Gender equality liberates not only women but also men, from prescribed social roles and gender stereotypes.


HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality developed by UN Women to engage men and boys as advocates and agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and women’s rights. The campaign encourages them to speak out and take action against inequalities faced by women and girls.


The overall goal of the campaign is to spread awareness and spark action on the responsibility that men and boys have in eliminating all forms of discrimination against women and violence against women and girls.

Additional goals include:

  • Engage UN Women and UN entities and their country offices to develop sustainable, transformative programs for the full participation of men and boys in support of gender equality
  • Collaborate with government officials, men’s organizations and other civil society organizations, universities and schools to create and promote HeForShe events and campaigns within their local communities
  • Inspire people to take action against gender-based discrimination and violence against women and girls
  • Create a platform to highlight as role models, men and boys who are taking a stand against gender-based discrimination and violence against women and girls globally.


  • Much has been achieved by the feminist movement and women’s rights organizations in promoting gender equality to this day; however, progress has been uneven between and among countries with pervasive gender-based discrimination continuing in every country and region;
  • It is the time to capitalize on the recognition that women’s empowerment is essential for inclusive economic growth, social cohesion and social justice, environmental balance, and for progress in all spheres of life;
  • Men and boys need to be part of the global movement to promote women’s rights both as advocates and stakeholders, who need to change to make gender equality a reality for all. This is not about women or men, it is about crafting a shared vision of human progress for all – about creating a solidarity movement between women and men for the achievement of gender equality.

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» HeForShe official website

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