March 8, 2016 – New York, New York, USA

HeForShe Launches Inaugural Arts Week.

As part of its International Women’s Day commemoration, UN Women is launching HeForShe Arts Week, a new initiative to leverage the arts for gender equality. From March 8-15, 2016, HeForShe and partner institutions across the city of New York will spotlight efforts towards gender equality and women’s rights.

The launch event will live stream from The Public Theater in New York on Tuesday, March 8 at 8:30 a.m. EST / 2:30 p.m. CET. The event brings together UN Goodwill Ambassadors Emma Watson and Forest Whitaker for a conversation on gender equality and women’s rights, alongside special guests Chirlane McCray, First Lady of New York City, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of UN Women, and Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director of The Public Theater.

For more information, visit: HeForSheArtsWeek.org

Event photos will be available on Dropbox: bit.ly/1LMRDCV

Join the conversation by following @HeForShe on Twitter and using the hashtags #IWD2016, #HeForShe, and #ArtsWeek

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