Nordic and Baltic Colleagues join the Embassy in #HeForShe
On May 26 2014, Ambassador Per Sjögren gathered his male collagues from the Nordic and Baltic embassies on Ottawa's Parliament Hill in support of the #HeForShe campaign.
The #HeForShe campaign is a UN Women initiative and a solidarity movement for gender equality, bringing together one half of humanity in support of the other half, for the benefit of all.
The global campaign has gathered men of all ages; political leaders, athletes, artists, husbands, brothers and fathers who want to show solidarity and engage themselves as advocates for gender equality.
In January 2014, Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven was appointed an IMPACT World Champion Leader for the movement and now all of Sweden's male ministers have joined, making the Swedish Government the first government in the world to get involved collectively in #HeForShe. The electorial period lasts through 2018. Read more about Sweden's committment to the campaign here.
Gender equality is not a women's issue, it's a human rights issue - we all benefit from equal societies where all members take part in the decision making.
Take a stand for all of us, visit the campaign's website - www.heforshe.org - and make a commitment.