HE FOR SHE CAMPAIGN
He For She is a social movement campaign providing a systematic approach and targeted platform through which men and boys become agents of change for the achievement of gender equality.
UN WOMEN AND THE CAMPAIGN
Achieving gender equality requires an inclusive approach that both recognizes men and boys as partners for women’s rights, and acknowledges how they stand to benefit from greater equality.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson introduced the campaign to the world in 2014.
“HE FOR SHE”- CLARITY TO FEMINISM
I have already discussed feminism and gender biases, in this ongoing series but still, I am receiving so many queries related to how feminism could resolve gender biasness, what role a male could play, the crux was:
“How male community could be a part of the gender equality drive?”
Emma Watson’s messages from her UN Women speech on- “HE FOR SHE”
✨”I decided I was a feminist and this seemed uncomplicated to me”
(means, determination paves a smooth path towards accomplishment)
✨“Gender equality is your issue too”
(means, a man is also a sufferer of gender biasness and thus he should be a part of the movement)
DILEMMA FOR GENDER BIASES
⚡The male community says society (patriarchy) is the issue.
⚡Society says the male community is the issue.
ROLE OF HE
The first thought that stuck to everyone’s mind regarding the role of a man in a woman’s life is:
✨Stand in cover to protect her.
✨Stand behind to have her back.
✨Stand beside, hand in hand.
HOW TO BE HE FOR SHE
I. MAINTAIN GENUINE GIVE and TAKE
An imbalance in give and take could be really exhausting for the ‘he and she’ relationships to thrive.
Now, the question arises, how much is considered “genuine”?
⚡When no one is an authoritative power.
⚡When you feel grateful for other’s efforts.
⚡When you are satisfied to serve a helping hand.
Balanced participation leads to everyone’s prosperity, whosoever is involved in the situation.
II. BE HER EMOTIONAL BACKING
Despite emotions being the strongest trait in a woman, at times she gets tired and calls for an emotional backing.
He may show emotional support to her by offering:
He enables lift her emotionally interfering social and emotional support.
III. BELIEVE IN HER SPIRIT
A woman is a full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform the world.
Women live feeling more in touch with their femininity, their self-worth, trusting their intuition, and more connected to embracing who they are.
His belief will be an experience of a flow of empowerment and liberty.
HE FOR SHE, BECAUSE HE and SHE ARE- ” MORE POWERFUL TOGETHER.”