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IOC President Thomas Bach named ambassador of HeForShe by UN Women

Apr 23, 2015 15:10 IST

Thomas Bach, the president of International Olympic Committee (IOC), was on 22 April 2015 named as ambassador of HeForShe campaign by UN Women.

HeForShe is a solidarity campaign for gender equality established by United Nations (UN) Women.

The campaign was launched by the UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson in September 2014. HeForShe encourages men and boys to join in on the fight for women's rights and gender equality all over the glove. Their goal is to enlist one billion men and boys to become advocates for women's rights worldwide.

Hundres of thousands of men have voiced their commitment to gender equality, since the campaign's launch, and gave their full support for the program. 

In November 2014, Farhan Akhtar was named as UN Women's Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia towards the empowerment of women and girls. He serves as an advocate for HeForShe initiative in advocating for gender equality and women's empowerment.

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