HeForShe, a global movement that has revolutionised our approach towards the collective goal of gender equality is on its way to more than 1.4 million commitments from across the world. EDD Young Leader, Vandinika Shukla, India sits with Yannick Glemarec, Deputy Executive Director, UN Women in a cross-generational dialogue to understand the role of men and boys in achieving gender equality and how to ensure accountability.

Having conducted a creative youth activity ‘Post-Its to Myself’ which encouraged men and boys at the EDDs to reflect on their initiative to break stereotypes, Vandinika asks how do pledges translate to action and the influence of private sector partnerships in achieving gender equality.

A HeForShe is someone who is convinced that women’s empowerment is a Win-Win. Women’s rights are above fundamental rights.

The #SDGstudio was an exciting feature of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals stand at the European Development Days (EDDs) in Brussels on 7-8 June, 2017 #EDD17. It is a unique platform to generate informal and insightful inter-generational dialogues between young leaders and high-level officials from the United Nations, the European Commission and a wide range of other institutions present at the EDDs.

EDD Young Leaders and other youth activists engaged directly with decision-makers and became part of a multi-generational discussion about what it takes to make the SDGs a reality and the collective effort required to bring the Goals home.

Videos: UN SDG Action Campaign


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