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The CBA and the MeToo movement

Tackling gender inequality

By Sara Albert February 21, 2018 21 February 2018

Tackling gender inequality

 

What are successful male leaders across the world doing to tackle gender inequality? A recent report by HeForShe intended to discover exactly that. Released in late 2017, the IMPACT 10x10x10 Gender Parity Report examines the successes, challenges and progress of the IMPACT Champions over the last two years. The 30 Champions represent heads of state, corporate leaders and university presidents who are devoted to fulfilling the UN Women’s mandate to empower women and achieve gender equality by 2030.

Perhaps I should back up. HeForShe, many may recall, is a solidarity campaign for the advancement of women that was introduced at the United Nations by Emma Watson in 2014. It was introduced in a speech that went viral:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkjW9PZBRfk

HeForShe strives to bring the other half of society (read: men) to the table to accelerate gender equality and the empowerment of women. HeForShe represents the first global effort to include men and boys as change agents for gender equality. As the world watches unprecedented numbers of women who have suffered from sexual abuse and harassment in the workplace step forward in the era of #MeToo, the HeForShe movement strikes a particularly relevant chord.

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