Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland pledged his support for HeforShe, while calling on allies to join the fight for women’s empowerment.
Commenting, the Secretary General said:
“When you work in human rights you see that the strongest, safest and most prosperous societies are those in which women are empowered and the genders are more equal.
“I am delighted to join the ranks of men supporting HeforShe and I urge others to do the same. I also want to applaud this campaign for exposing the web of everyday power-plays which combine to exclude and suppress women.