“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
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.