United Nations has taken the HeForShe campaign on tour via the #GetFree University Tour, which will visit universities across the UK and France.

The HeForShe campaign was launched last year by UN Women to engage men and boys as agents of change for gender equality and women’s rights.HeForShe banner

The tour aims to meet with students, participate in panels, and bring in guest speakers from the corporate and celebrity world.

In addition the UN team plus student volunteers will be handing out leaflets to students, engaging them informally on the issue of gender equality and signing them to the HeForShe movement with IPads at HeForShe.org

The HeForShe #GetFree University Tour will be visiting the following institutions:

  • University of Leicester, 29 September, 13:00 – 14:30
  • University of Nottingham, 30 September, 14:30-16:00
  • Instit d’et Institut d’études politiques de Paris (Sciences Po), 1 October, 14:45-16:45
  • University of Cambridge, 6 October, 13:30-15:00
  • London School of Economics (LSE), 7 October, 15:30-16:30
  • Imperial College London, 8 October, 14:00-15:30

Yesterday President Marie Louise Coleiro launched the UN’s HeForShe campaign in Valletta, Malta. The President was chosen by the UN Women to be one of ten Heads of State from around the world to promote the campaign.

At the launch she was reported as saying: “I will do my utmost so that together – men, women, boys and girls and every member of society – will be equal”.

Of note, UN Women supporters Douglas Booth and Gugu Mbatha-Raq will be giving presentations.

There will also be participation from the heads of each university and speakers from corporate champions including McKinsey and Company and Barclays.