July 20, 2016

Emma Watson at HeForShe IMPACT University Champions on Sept. 20, 2016

HeForShe IMPACT University Champions to launch the first-ever University Parity report on gender equality in academia

As part of the HeForShe IMPACT10x10x10 initiative, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO and Emma Watson, British Actor and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador will join ten Presidents from some of the world's leading universities (Georgetown University, Hong Kong University, University of Leicester, Nagoya University, Oxford University, University of São Paulo, Sciences Po, Stony Brook University, University of Waterloo and University of the Witwatersrand) at a press conference to unveil the first-ever HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 University Parity Report. The press conference will be held at the United Nations headquarters in New York City during the United Nations General Assembly on 20th September 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Emma Watson, British Actor and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women
Irina Bokova, Director-General of UNESCO

S-237, Press Conference Room, United Nations Secretariat, New York

Tuesday September 20th 2016: 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
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Ross Taggart said...

wow this should be very interesting and quiet the doubters for a while at least :)

Anonymous said...

On the contrary this is exactly the problem with this program.

You have, for example, young girls essentially in servitude in 3rd World countries earning a pittance making goods for the those in the developed World and yet the UN HeforShe program is apparently focusing, at least in this instance, on gender equality in academia.

Yet another costly talkfest where a bunch of middle class people can attend junkets dealing with minor issues affecting their lives whilst ignoring far far worse problems in areas outside their comfort zones.

Ross Taggart said...

As a point of fact I have been friended on Facebook by a lady working in Africa with Heforshe supporters to bring equality these people risk there freedom and worse. This work is going on all over the world not just the first.

Education is the key and educators the key to that. The report when it is made in September will have the facts from which we can form a cogent argument.

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Eden said...

Anon I deleted the comments of, I deleted the first one because, yes, I didn't like it (even though I already forgot what it was saying), and because you were talking to Emma who obviously isn't here to read it. If you have anything to say to her, there's twitter.

Also, no comment insulting a religion or their believers is allowed here. I have a lot of opinions about this, but this is not the place to talk about it.

Ross Taggart said...

The Our Shared shelf (OSS) on goodreads is for adult conversations of this type. If you moderate the tone slightly Anon people will listen and comment on these serious matters it is a better forum for such discussion.

Anonymous said...

Her face looks like someone said something she did not like.