September 13, 2014  UN Women - United Nations Organization

British Actress and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson will co-host a special event for UN Women’s HeForShe campaign on September 20th 2014, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City.

The Event Summary:

The event aims to kick-start one of the largest solidarity movements of the 21st century for the achievement of gender equality calling upon one half of humanity in support of the other half for the benefit of all.

HeForShe’s Goal:

Over the next 12 months the HeForShe campaign intends to mobilize one billion men and boys as advocates and agents of change in ending the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally. The premise is that inequality is a human rights issue, the resolution of which will benefit everyone – socially, politically and economically.

Who Will Be At The Event?:

The special event will bring together gender experts, government officials, senior United Nations officials, civil society organizations and HeForShe celebrity champions and role models to discuss the central role of men and boys in the achievement of gender equality, and to raise awareness that the support of women’s rights is a moral, social and economic imperative for humanity.

The Event Information:

What: Special Event for UN Women’s HeForShe campaign.
Attendance by invitation only.

When: Saturday, 20 September 2014 from 5 – 7 p.m.

Where: United Nations Trusteeship Council, New York


To The Media:

The event is open to UN accredited media only, but space is limited.

RSVP at: http://goo.gl/keW56x

The event will be webcast live at: http://webtv.un.org/

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