CariMAN launches HeForShe campaign

first_imgLocalNews CariMAN launches HeForShe campaign by: Dominica Vibes News – February 2, 2015 Share Share Tweet Sharing is caring!center_img CariMAN (Dominica) Chapter Inc has launched a new initiative to engage boys and men in a movement to protect and respect human rights for all and to advocate for non-discrimination and respect.The HeForShe Campaign, which was launched here on Saturday 31 January, 2015 is a UN Women Initiative, a solidarity movement that calls on men and boys to stand up against the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally. President of CariMAN (Dominica) Chapter Inc, Thomas Holmes said the campaign seeks to strengthen the support for women’s rights by enlisting the support of men and boys and exhorting them to put themselves forward as advocates for gender equality.“Now it’s time, more than before, to unify our efforts. HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity, for the benefit of all,” Mr Holmes said.He added that this campaign is critical as the abuse of boys, men, women and children continues. “Physical and particularly sexual abuse of our girls, boys and women must be addressed at all levels and perpetrators must be brought before the Courts of Justice and be held accountable for their inhumane, ungodly and disgusting actions that hurt the victims, survivors, families and communities. It impacts negatively on children’s education and relationships,” Mr Holmes stated.He has invited men and boys across the island to join this movement that will realize the prevention of all forms of violence against all men and women, particularly against our vulnerable and unprotected girls and boys. Share 185 Views   no discussionslast_img