British Embassy and New Zealand Embassy Jakarta Pledge Support to HeForShe on International Women’s Day


Jakarta, Indonesia – British Ambassador to Indonesia, Moazzam Malik and Deputy Head of Mission New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta, Tredene Dobson, pledge a support to HeForShe, UN Women solidarity movement for gender equality during International Women’s Day commemoration. Moazzam Malik in his speech said: “Men are part of the problem, so we have to be part of the solution,” stating his invitation for men to support the movement.

Support for HeForShe, UN Women Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality. Right to Left: Moazzam Malik, British Ambassador to Indonesia; Lily Puspasari, Officer-in-Charge of UN Women Indonesia; Tredene Dobson, Deputy Head of Mission of New Zealand Embassy. Photo: UN Women Indonesia

HeforShe is a UN Women’s initiative to engage men and boys as agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and women’s rights. HeForShe has one bold goal, to achieve gender equality by 2030. To accelerate progress toward this target, HeForShe launched IMPACT 10X10X10, a pilot program engaging Head of State, Universities and Corporations to create structural and cultural change to achieve equality. IMPACT 10X10X10 is comprised of 10 leaders across each sector.

Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo is among 8 Head of State IMPACT Champions who have made a commitment to take action for gender equality and bringing positive changes in women’s daily life. As an IMPACT Champion, President Joko Widodo will focus on efforts to increase participation and representation of women in decision-making processes, reduce the maternal mortality rate, and eliminate violence against women and girls.

The event organized by British Embassy and New Zealand Embassy in Jakarta, on occasion of the International Women’s Day. The event featured a brief introduction of HeForShe Campaign by Lily Puspasari, Officer in Charge UN Women Indonesia and a talkshow on a Role for Men in Women Empowerment.

For more information:

Radhiska Anggiana
Communications Officer for UN Women Indonesia

Alejandro Hita
HeForShe Regional Campaign Coordinator, UN Women Asia and the Pacific
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