HeForShe 「他為她」運動

HKU as the first world university launches HeForShe on campus

HeForShe is a United Nations (UN) initiative on gender balance and HKU is the first university globally to launch this campaign on campus.

The overall goal of HeForShe 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. This is not about women or men, it is about crafting a shared vision of human progress for all – about creating a solidarity movement between women and men for the achievement of gender equality. Men and boys need to be part of the global movement to promote women’s rights both as advocates and stakeholders, who need to change to make gender equality a reality for all.

According to UN, much has been achieved by the feminist movement and women’s rights organizations in promoting gender equality to this day. It is recognized that women’s empowerment is essential for inclusive economic growth, social cohesion and social justice, environmental balance, and for progress in all spheres of life. However, progress has been uneven between and among countries with pervasive gender-based discrimination continuing in every country and region.

UN Women is creating an impact group called 10x10x10 comprising 10 Heads of State, 10 CEOs of global corporations and 10 University Presidents. Professor Peter Mathieson, HKU President and Vice-Chancellor, was invited to be a member of the group which he has enthusiastically agreed. At the launch event held on April 10, 2015, Professor Mathieson pledged his commitment to improving gender equality and called on the men of HKU to weigh in and help make a real difference.

HeForShe official website: www.heforshe.org

HKU’s HeForShe Policy: http://hku.hk/about/policies_reports/HeForSheatHKU

香港大學為全球首間大學在校園啟動「他為她」運動

「他為她」是聯合國一項以性別平等為主題的團結運動,香港大學(港大)是全球第一所在校園啟動「他為她」的大學。

聯合國「他為她」運動的總體目標,是要喚起男性的覺悟,促使他們承擔責任,消除各種形式的婦女歧視和暴力侵害女性的行為。這不僅關係到男性和女性,更關係到整體人類視野的提升,是旨在實現性別平等的一項男女團結運動。男性應作為代言人和持分者,參與此項促進女性權利的全球運動,並作出改變,實現全人類的性別平等。

聯合國表示,女權運動和女權組織在促進性別平等方面已取得很大成就。女性獲得平等權利是實現全面經濟增長、社會團結與社會公義、環境平衡及人類生活各個方面取得進步的關鍵。然而,不同國家取得的進展卻參差不齊,每個國家和地區依然普遍存在性別歧視。

聯合國婦女署正籌劃一個名為10X10X10的群組,包括10名國家元首、十名國際企業的行政總裁,以及10名大學校長,透過他們的影響力推動「他為她」。聯合國邀請了香港大學校長馬斐森教授為全球10名校長代言人之一,馬斐森教授亦欣然答允。在2015年4月10日的啟動禮上,他公開承諾推動改善性别平等,尤其希望港大的男性可以積極參與,一同為「他為她」運動出一分力。

聯合國「他為她」官方網頁:www.heforshe.org

港大「他為她」政策:http://hku.hk/about/policies_reports/c_HeForSheatHKU.html