Women the world over are standing firm in their push for gender equality – and they want men to walk and work with them. They want to change perceptions of how women are viewed and to implement changes right where they are. This is at the very core of the UN HeForShe campaign - www.heforshe.org (https://www.heforshe.org/en) – an invitation for all to stand with women and be part of a united force that creates solutions for a gender-equal world.

The strides governments are making are laudable, says Anne Githuku-Shongwe, representative at the UN Women SA Multi-Country Office.  The real work of gender equality, however, has to happen continually, in our communities, our thinking, our advertising and our perceptions of women. “That’s what the HeForShe campaign is all about,” she says. “Taking personal responsibility … that will cascade into [changes in thought and in the community].” 

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