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Farhan Akhtar Announced As UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador For South Asia : 13th November 2014
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UN Women, the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and women’s empowerment, today announced the appointment of actor-film maker-singer Farhan Akhtar as its South Asia Goodwill Ambassador. Farhan is the first man to be chosen as a Goodwill Ambassador in the organization’s history. An accomplished and well-respected actor film maker-singer, Farhan Akhtar has not only made his presence felt in the Indian film industry with his versatility, but has represented the voice of numerous concerned men on the important issue of gender equality and violence against women and girls in India through his Men Against Rape and Discrimination (MARD) campaign. Farhan will dedicate his efforts as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia towards the empowerment of women and girls, and will serve as an advocate for UN Women’s newly launched HeForShe initiative in advocating for gender equality and women’s empowerment.

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UNWOMEN ,   (2014 )
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Press Release in English
Keywords:
WOMEN, GIRLS, WOMENS ADVANCEMENT, EMPOWERMENT, GENDER EQUALITY, WOMENS RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS, DISCRIMINATION, RAPE, VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
Thematic Group:
 UNWOMEN : Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
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14.01.00  -  Advancement Of Women
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