A gender equality campaign, ‘HeForShe’, has kick-started in Central Asia, which will see fathers have their say on how they view the world for their daughters. The event is part of UN Women’s HeForShe global solidarity campaign seeking to advance gender equality and bring together one half of humanity in support of the other half for the benefit of all.
The campaign was launched on the eve of 11 October declared by the UN as the International Day of the Child Girl. The goal of the observance is to attract attention to social problems and inequality faced by girls across the world on a daily basis. The problems include absence or lack of access to education, nutrition, healthcare, as well as social rights, discrimination, violence, and forced child marriage.
Gender inequality remains one of the most chronic human rights violations of the present day. In spite of major efforts launched many years ago, inequality between women/girls and men/boys continues to manifest itself starkly throughout the world.
The problem of gender equality concerns not only women. It is a human rights issue that affects all people – women and girls, men and boys. In daily life, gender equality leads to favorable social, political and economic results for all of us. Women empowerment brings benefits to entire humanity as a whole. Gender equality rids women – as well as men – of prescribed social roles and stereotypes.
You can also join the campaign by:
- posting a photo or video on a social network stating your answer to the question “What kind of world do you want for your daughter?”
- sharing information about the campaign with your friends on social networks. Campaign hashtags: #FathersAreHeForShe, #HeForShe, or
- taking a stand for gender equality on heforshe.org.