Heforshe 2018

“In order for gender equality to be achieved, harmful and destructive stereotypes of masculinity and behavioural expectations for boys and men have got to change”. Emma Watson HeforShe is a solidarity campaign for the advancement of women, initiated by UNWomen. Its goal is to engage men and boys as agents of change, by encouraging them to take action against negative inequalities faced by women and girls. Bishop Cotton Boys’ School continued in its support for the cause by hosting the HeforShe campaign in its third year. On the 23rd of November, students from Bishop Cotton Girls’ joined our boys in a special assembly, during which a solemn pledge was taken towards support of the cause. The assembly had as its chief guests Geetha Kulkarni, CID, who engaged the boys in a highly interactive speech. Also present was Mr. N.A Harris, MLA, Shantinagar constituency. On the 24 th of November, a cyclathon, marathon, walkathon saw huge crowds throng the streets of Bangalore to spread awareness about the campaign. Smt Gangambike Mallikarjun, Worshipful mayor, BBMP, Mr N.A Harris, Mr Sampath Raj, former Mayor continued in their support for the cause.

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