UNPA jointly with India post issued special stamps promoting UN Gender equality Campaign HeForShe, on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
The stamps in the denominations of 49¢, $1.20, CHF 1,00, CHF 2,00 € 0,68 and € 0,80 for the United Nations and INR 5 and INR 25 for India Post are designed by Mirko Illic.
The stamps design gives the message that girls and women are half of humanity and are exactly equal to the other half. Together, they make a whole world.
The stamp design also features the HeForShe logo, a new symbol created out of traditional icons of gender for our shared humanity.
This joint issuance of the UN Women HeForShe stamps also highlights the commitment of the United Nations and the Government of India in addressing issues related to gender equality.
The half face images on the stamps underlines the message of men and women working together to make gender equality a reality.
UN Gender equality Campaign HeForShe
Gender inequality is one of the most persistent human rights violations of our time. Despite many years of promoting gender equality, inequalities among women/girls and men/boys continue to manifest in egregious ways around the world.
HeForShe is a solidarity movement for gender equality developed by UN Women (the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women).
Its goal is to engage men and boys as advocates and agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and women’s rights. The campaign encourages them to speak out and take action against inequalities faced by women and girls.
Gender equality is not only a women’s issue, it is a human rights issue that affects all of us – women and girls, men and boys. We all benefit socially, politically and economically from gender equality in our everyday lives.
When women are empowered, the whole of humanity benefits. Gender equality liberates not only women but also men, from prescribed social roles and gender stereotypes.
The overall goal of the campaign is to spread awareness and spark action on the responsibility that men and boys have in eliminating all forms of discrimination against women and violence against women and girls.
HeForShe is inviting people around the world to stand together to create a bold, visible force for gender equality. And it starts by taking action right now to create a gender equal world.
Title: Joint stamp issue promoting UN Gender equality Campaign HeForShe
Date of Issue: 8 March 2016
Country: UNPA / India
Denominations: 49¢, $1.20, CHF 1,00, CHF 2,00 € 0,68, € 0,80, INR 5, INR 25
Source: UN Stamps