The Australian Army Contingent to the UN Mission in South Sudan has pledged its support of the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality.
On 22 October, the Army Contingent, led by Colonel Michael Bond, made the HeForShe Commitment to stand resolutely for women’s rights and against discrimination.
To express their commitment, the contingent produced a video in which they pledge, “On this mission: wherever we go, whatever we do, whoever we meet, we stand resolutely for women’s rights; we stand resolutely against discrimination; and we stand resolutely to empower those that have been discriminated against. That is our commitment. We will execute it by our deeds.”
This commitment echoes the Australian Defence Forces’ commitment to HeForShe made on March 5, 2015, at an ADF flagship event for International Women's Day in Canberra, Australia. This video, played at the conclusion of the event, challenges members of the ADF to spread awareness and spark action by highlighting inequalities.