Despite advances, women are still underrepresented at ballot boxes and in state houses around the world. HeForShe is working to give everyone a seat at the table and make sure all voices are heard.

Be the Change

Political participation transforms your personal values into community and national priorities. Use these tips to let everyone know that you stand for equality.

Step It Up

Equal representation in government starts with equal access to education, healthcare, and opportunity. Support UN Women's Step It Up campaign to make diversity a priority in your country.

Raise Your Hand

Make every vote count. Seek out diverse candidates for elections ranging from classroom officers to national leaders. If none are available, ask how you can help change that.


Equality needs champions at the ballot box and beyond. Vote your values and stand up to candidates who use insults and fear to divide us.

Get Inspired

Discover how HeForShe advocates are changing the face of politics around the world.

Head of State Impact Champion

In Sweden, women now hold 50% of board seats in state-owned companies. Read more

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Map the Issue

See where HeForShe advocates have identified political participation as a top priority.

Priority Countries

  1. 1 Rwanda
  2. 2 Mexico
  3. 3 United States of America
  4. 4 Congo, Democratic Republic of the
  5. 5 Cameroon

The boundaries and names shown and the designations used on this map do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the United Nations.

Make It Happen

Find the resources you need to grow the HeForShe movement.

Get Resources

Our action kits provide a list of campaign tools and resources, simple implementation steps and general information about HeForShe.

Get Involved

HeForShe is your movement. Let us know the creative, exciting ways you're collecting commitments and working for gender equality.

Make a Donation

Your gift supports UN Women’s efforts to advance political equality in countries around the world.