HeForShe

The world is at a turning point. People everywhere understand and support the idea of gender equality. They know it’s not just a women’s issue, it’s a human rights issue. HeForShe is an invitation for men and people of all genders to stand in solidarity with women to create a bold, visible and united force for gender equality. The men of HeForShe aren’t on the sidelines. They’re working with women and with each other to build businesses, raise families, and give back to their communities.

How Can we Commit

1. Know Why to Act

Learn more about gender equality by doing the activities of the HeForShe Action Kit at your next Scout meeting, event or outdoor activity.

2. Make the Commitment

Once your Scouts are aware of the benefits of gender equality, encourage them to discuss HeForShe and make their commitment to a gender-equal world using the following link:

3. Plan your Next Move

Take action for gender equality in their local groups and communities. You could start an awareness campaign, organise an activity or workshop focusing on one of the areas in the Action Kit, or even create a video advocating for gender equality.

Background

Scouting is proud to have given generations of young people equal opportunities to grow and develop their full potential through empowering and enriching experiences regardless of their background. The Movement is open to everyone, no matter who they are or where they come from. At the 41st World Scout Conference, we pledged to support UN Women’s HeForShe initiative by inspiring millions of Scouts to work towards creating a better, gender-equal world by 2020. Since then, Scouts from all over the world have responded with a resounding “Count me in!” 

While much has been achieved, a lot more still needs to be done. That’s why UN Women and World Scouting have together developed a HeForShe Action Kit for Scout Leaders that includes a series of activities designed to get young people of all ages thinking about gender equality and what they can do about it. It is designed for use in all kinds of Scouting activities, from hiking to training sessions, and can be adapted depending on the age and maturity of the Scouts themselves. We invite you to use the Action Kit and make a commitment to become an advocate for gender equality in your community!

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