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April 12, 2021

President Iohannis supports international campaign HeForShe, pleads for women’s equal opportunities against discrimination

President Klaus Iohannis says equal opportunities for men and women are a part of human progress. In a post on Facebook on Thursday, he calls for signing a petition for an international campaign on women’s rights.

“The equality of opportunity for men and women is part of the progress of mankind. We must not turn a blind eye to discrimination! We all have to say ‘Stop!’ and give women equal opportunities in life. Thus, I have signed alongside other heads of state a commitment on a national level to fully act towards the achievement of this goal’, Iohannis wrote.

He called to the signing of an online petition within the ‘HeForShe’ campaign, pronouncing for the promotion of gender equality and against discrimination.

‘In order to support the international campaign ‪#HeForShe and the rights of women in Romania and everywhere in the world, I invite you to sign, as I have, the online petition www.heforshe.org/#take-action’, the president further said.

The Labour Ministry launched on 9 May an online petition in support of an UN-initiated campaign for gender equality, which aims at getting men’s support. The action is endorsed by President Klaus Iohannis as well as Prime-Minister Victor Ponta.

The one-year ‘HeForShe’ campaign was launched in September 2014 by the UN Women. It is a gender equality solidarity action.

Heads of state, including US President Barack Obama and other personalities including UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon or the famous actor Matt Damon have joined the campaign.

The campaign’s ambassador is British actress Emma Watson.



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