UN Women China launched “Peer Leadership For Healthy Relationships Programme” at Beijing Royal School


Beijing, China - UN Women China launched the “Peer Leadership for Healthy Relationships” Programme at the Beijing Royal School.

Photo: UN Women/Beijing Royal School

To promote youth leadership for healthy relationships, UN Women China is adopting the peer education and social media approaches to carry forward VAWG prevention efforts by working with teenage students, primarily boys and young men, in Beijing Royal School in China, in line with global campaign and advocacy efforts, particularly the HeForShe campaign.

“This innovative programme is an inspiring investment in our greatest future resource – our children. It is these young people who we look to as the leaders and change makers of today and tomorrow” said Julia Broussard, UN Women China Country Programme Manager.

Photo: UN Women/Beijing Royal School

The event saw the participation of Wang Guangfa, President of Beijing Royal School, national first-level drama actor and well-known TV star Li Guangfu and the famous football player Zhang Chengdong, who participated on a panel discussion about gender equality moderated by Guo Ruixiang, UN Women China National Programme Coordinator.

At the end of the event, the male celebrities made pledges to support women’s rights. “The roles I play show gender equality” while the national football player Zhang Chengdong expressed that  "Everyone should participant in gender equality”. 

Photo: UN Women/Beijing Royal School