In a meeting coinciding with the Afghan Women’s Summit for Democracy, women’s rights activists from around the world issued a Declaration of Solidarity with Afghan women in support of the Brussels Proclamation. Women from Belgium, Croatia, France, India, Italy, Jordan, Morocco, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Palestine, Somalia, Tajikistan, Tunisia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, and the United States, including representatives from the Feminist Majority Foundation, announced their intention to assist in the successful implementation of the directives outlined in the proclamation to help ensure rights for women and the stability of Afghan society.
Working with the Gender Advisor to the United Nations Secretary General and the Executive Director of UNIFEM, the group of international women agreed to advocate on behalf of the proclamation in their own countries, provide political support for the Ministry of Women in Afghanistan, and encourage the UN to recruit more women into the UN agencies operating in Afghanistan and the surrounding areas.
Media Resources: Afghan Women’s Summit, Declaration of Solidarity
1/23/2015 #HeForShe Campaign Launches Pilot Effort Aimed at Institutional Equality - The United Nations' gender equality campaign #HeForShe has launched a new program called IMPACT 10X10X10.
United Nations Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson, together with UN Women Executive DirectorPhumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, introduced the one-year pilot effort aimed at encouraging corporations, universities, and governments to play an active role in enhancing women's empowerment and equality in Davos, Switzerland today at the World Economic Forum.
"Women need to be equal participants in our homes, societies, in our governments, and in our workplaces," Watson said.
First introduced in September, HeForShe is a solidarity movement that calls on men and boys to confront gender inequalities that face women and girls globally. . . .