- 1 in 3 women and girls will experience physical and/or sexual violence by their intimate partner in their lifetime
- Worldwide, only 1 in 5 parliamentarians are women
- Globally, women are paid 10-30% less than men
What is needed?
Gender equality will have been achieved when women do not experience violence in their homes, share unpaid care work with men and are represented at the highest levels of business and politics. No country in the world has achieved gender equality, and the pace of change is frustratingly slow.
For decades, women have advocated for equal rights – but without the support of men, equality will not be achieved.
UN Women’s HeForShe Campaign asks men and women to take active steps in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. It is our hope that this year 100,000 Australian men will pledge their support for the campaign and commit to the HeForShe Champion Actions.
The HeForShe Commitment:
I am one of billions who believe that everyone is born free and equal. I will take action against gender bias, discrimination and violence to bring the benefits of equality to us all.