PRESS RELEASE – Launch of the HeForShe Campaign and Panel Discussion: The responsibility of men and boys to promote women’s rights and gender justice, both as advocates and stakeholders Supported by UN Women, at Dogra Hall, IIT New Delhi, on October 18, 2014 at 3.00PM
New Delhi, 23 September 2014: The first-ever global study on female characters in popular films, launched today, reveals deep-seated discrimination and pervasive stereotyping of women and girls by the international film industry. The study was commissioned by the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, with support from UN Women and The Rockefeller Foundation and conducted by Dr. Stacy L. Smith and her research team at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.
(New York, 20 September 2014) —In her new role as UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, British actor Emma Watson will call on men and boys worldwide to join the movement for gender equality today. The actor who built an immense global fan-base through her role as Hermione in the Harry Potter series is co-hosting a UN Women special event for the HeForShe campaign from the United Nations Headquarters in New York.
(New York, 18 September 2014) On the eve of the UN Secretary-General’s Climate Summit, more than 130 women leaders will gather in New York to demonstrate their commitment to ambitious and gender-sensitive climate action.