From now on, the cooperation of the two organizations will be realized in five running events of the league, which will take place this year in five cities of Ukraine. In particular, during the next 8th Nova Poshta Kyiv Half Marathon, which will be held on April 22 in the capital, one of the races will focus on solidarity – a relay race 10 km + 11.0975 km. It is called HeForShe Kyiv Half Marathon Relay.
“Sport has great power to overcome limits of gender, race, religion and nationality. Sporting activities help self-improvement, improve self-esteem and teach leadership, team work and perseverance. Women in sport challenge gender stereotypes, inspire by their example and show that men and women are equal. More and more industries are rapidly admitting that women’s engagement broadens the horizons, promotes new ideas and innovation. However, a complete equality in the world of sports is a long way ahead.
We are extremely proud that our Run Ukraine partners have joined the HeForShe solidarity movement for gender equality, which allows men and boys from all over the world to support women’s rights and achieve gender equality throughout our lives” – comments Anastasia Divinska, Head of the UN Office Women in Ukraine.
Since launch of the movement presented by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Ambassador of Goodwill Emma Watson on September 20, 2014, millions of men and women from different countries who share the philosophy of gender equality have joined it: heads of states, leading scientists, heads of global corporations, athletes and artists. HeForShe was mentioned in social networks more than 2 billion times, and participants’ activities of the campaign outside the Internet have reached every corner of the globe.
Emma Watson, Prince Gary, Barack Obama, Justin Trudo, Matt Damon, Bill Gates, David Beckham – far from being a complete list of world leaders who have publicly declared their commitment to HeForShe ideas. In Ukraine, musicians Dmytro and Lev Shurovs the first expressed their support for HeForShe.
Now everyone can join the global movement of solidarity with sport and a healthy way of life, becoming part of the running fest.
Lets note that HeForShe solidarity movement will be presented at the course of four running events of the Run Ukraine League :
Join in order to protect the equal rights of women and men in order to create a common vision of a just world and become part of not only a sporting event, but also the running tradition of your city!
Run Ukraine company has supported the HeForShe global solidarity movement!
HeForShe is a global solidarity movement founded by the United Nations structure UN Women that focuses its efforts on achieving gender equality and empowering women. At the same time, it is a global platform that engages men and boys from all over the world to become agents of change believing that gender equality can be achieved in the near future.
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