Wednesday 24 October, 2018

Winston Duke announced as feature speaker at UN HeForShe Summit

Winston Duke has been confirmed as a featured speaker at the United Nations HeForShe Summit on September 26.

The "Black Panther" actor made the announcement on Instagram on Thursday. 

His address will be livestreamed from 10AM-12PM EST. 

Created by UN Women, the HeForShe campaign is a movement for gender equality, providing a systematic approach and targeted platform on which men and boys can engage and become change agents towards the achievement of gender equality. HeForShe is intended to be an accelerator for UN Women's core strategic pillars which include women's economic empowerment; advancing women's political participation and leadership; supporting women's role in peace and security and eliminating gender-based violence

The initiative has attracted the male heads of top corporate brands such as Andrew Wilson, CEO Electronic Arts (EA); Bob Moritz, Chairman, PWC International; Jes Staley,  CEO, Barclays; Paul Polman,  CEO, Unilever, and Vittorio Colao, CEO, Vodafone.

Back in July, Duke was listed as one of 2018's 100 Most Influential People of African Descent Under 40 by the UN General Assembly. 

To find out more about the HeForShe campaign, visit their website

 

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