Sexual violence in conflict is overwhelmingly perpetrated by men. A root cause of this is gender inequality and false perceptions of masculinity. Men are part of the solution. Add your voice to help achieve a world free of discrimination and violence.
On 3 June 2014 the UK Mission to the UN, UN Women, and the Office of the SRSG on Sexual Violence in Conflict team up to launch a digital project that will further the global conversation on the importance of gender equality in ending sexual violence in conflict.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UN Women’s Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka and SRSG Zainab Bangura will join UK Ambassador Sir Mark Lyall Grant at the Delegates Lounge at UNHQ to launch a special video booth where members of the UN community will be invited to record 15-second video messages sharing their views on this important issue.
You can join the conversation too!
Record your 15-second message and upload your video Instagram, Twitter or Facebook and use both hashtags #TimeToAct and #HeForShe. Your reply could end up in our compilation video!
Pick one of the three questions below to answer in your video:
- In your view, what is a positive image of masculinity?
- What does gender equality mean to you?
- How can women and men work together in ending sexual violence in conflict?