What is HeForShe?
Created by UN Women, the United Nations entity for gender equality and the empowerment of women, the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality provides a systematic approach and target platforms 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 invites people around the world to stand together as equal partners to craft a shared vision of a gender equal world and implement specific, locally relevant solutions for the good of all of humanity. Since its launch on 20 September 2014, at the United Nations, by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, millions of men from around the world including Heads of State, CEOs, and global luminaries 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.
The African Women in Leadership Organisation (AWLO) is a not-for-profit organisation with membership that is open to all women of African Descent. AWLO is working hard to change the narrative of Leadership in Africa. AWLO brings together female executives, professionals and leaders to further advance the leadership status of women in continent of Africa, by creating an empowering platform and harnessing the synergies of alliance.
A world in which women take their rightful place as home and nation builders with opportunities and equal access in all areas.
About AWLO HeForShe
Our ambitious aim in AWLO HeForShe is to secure the commitment of One Hundred Thousand people (100,000) people to support the issue of gender equality and women’s empowerment, starting at a high level with a simple positive pledge, and moving to a deeper level of concrete action and social change. Our stories and activities will be captured and shared globally through the UN platforms and our in-house media networks. This will inspire others to follow suit.
We are going to establish gender sensitization training initiatives and gender equality initiatives. We will enshrine the theme of Gender Equality into our major conferences, events and meetings. We will Organize think tanks on particular topics that promote women’s empowerment. We will use connections, partnerships and a corporate footprint to inspire like minded people to commit to the AWLO HeForShe movement and we will encourage everyone to take the Gender IQ Test.