He for She
On September 20th, 2016 HE for SHE http://www.heforshe.org/en will celebrate its 2nd birthday with festivities in New York City. Created in 2014 by UN WOMEN http://www.unwomen.org/en, HE for SHE gives a strong platform for spreading innovative ideas and taking positive actions to ensure worldwide gender equality. Gender equality is defined as the achievement of women and men sharing the same freedoms, economic rights and opportunities of choice across all sectors of society.
HE for SHE is headed by Political Scientist, Elizabeth Nyamayaro who presented her May 2015 TED TALK entitled, "An Invitation for Men Who Want a Better World for Women." to an inspired audience. It can be viewed in its entirety at this link:
Why should men and boys be educated about gender inequality and take action to support women and girls? It's simple. We are your daughters, wives, partners, girlfriends, sisters , aunts and mothers. We are half the world . We cannot end sexism, misogyny, bigotry and racism without empowering each other. We cannot change gender inequality alone.
Facts About Gender Inequality
The United States is one of only four countries in the world that fail to provide paid maternity leave for all workers.
Single women with children make 60% of what men make.
Single women without children make 90% of what men make.
Women with partners make 73% of what men make. (Source MomsRising.org)
Every 9 seconds a women is beaten or assaulted in the United States.
Every day in the US more than 3 women are murdered by their partners or boyfriends
In a Global Gender Gap Index, the US ranked 20th out of 142 countries for the largest education, economic and leadership disparity between women and men.
4 out of 5 victims of human trafficking are girls.
Women hold only 4.8% of CEO positions in S&P 500 companies
43 million human beings are currently displaced by conflict or persecution. Half of all refugees are women.
62 million girls worldwide are denied an education. (Source: UN Foundation)
Please visit the HE for SHE website above or check out #HEforSHE for more information. Together we can create a gender equal world.