HeForShe Turns Two Gala at MoMa
On the sidelines of the 71st United Nations General Assembly, world leaders, activists, change-makers and celebrities recommitted to fast-tracking gender equality at UN Women’s HeForShe second anniversary event. The evening reception was held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and co-hosted by three IMPACT 10X10X10 Champions. Showcasing stories of global activists, the event renewed momentum to create a gender equal world by or before 2030. The event included speeches by Executive Director of UN Women Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Emma Watson, Trevor Noah, Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon and Justin Trudeau among many others. The UN Women Liaison for HeForShe NYU, Natalina Schappach, had her short documentary In Support of HeForShe premier at the event. The film was made possible by the hard work of students within the club, activists, professors and celebrities. See the film here:
HeForShe International Ideathon
Students from various universities around the world came together at NYU for a conversation on the issues of harassment and violence reporting, justice for victims, and stereotypes, parallel to the launch of the University Parity Report by HeForShe Impact Champion Universities at the UN on the 20th of September 2016. The event was be an inter-university platform for students to discuss and share ideas both physically at NYU, where visiting students from different universities in Hong Kong, Brazil, France, and Mexico among others attended, and virtually such as the University of São Paulo. See their video participation here:
HeForShe Arts Week 2016 Student Reporting
Film stars, UN officials and New York City came together to commemorate International Women's Day by launching the inaugural HeForShe Arts week, a new initiative from UN Women geared towards leveraging the arts for gender equality. Students at NYU HeForShe had the unique opportunity to become student reporters and attend the amazing art, theatre, and music events and report on them to UN Women.