Gender inequality is one of the most persistent human rights violations of our time. Despite many years of promoting gender equality, inequalities among women/girls and men/boys continue to manifest in egregious ways around the world.
StampNews.com is glad to inform our readers the United Nations Postal Administration and India Post are participating in a joint issue for International Women's Day releasing six new stamps promoting the United Nations' "HeForShe" gender-equality campaign that urges men to stand up for the rights of their mothers and sisters. The campaign was developed by UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women.)
HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality developed by UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women). Its goal is to engage men and boys as advocates and agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and women's rights. The campaign encourages them to speak out and take action against inequalities faced by women and girls.
Gender equality promoted by these bright new stamps is not only a women's issue, it is a human rights issue that affects all of us ‒ women and girls, men and boys. Gender equality liberates not only women but also men, from prescribed social roles and gender stereotypes.
The overall goal of the campaign is to spread awareness and spark action on the responsibility that men and boys have in eliminating all forms of discrimination against women and violence against women and girls.