Farhan Akhtar has become the first man to be appointed as the South Asia Goodwill Ambassador of the UN Women.
UN Women’s South Asia Goodwill Ambassador is dedicated to gender equality and women’s empowerment.
India Today reports that Akhtar would dedicate his efforts towards the empowerment of women and girls, and would serve as an advocate for UN Women’s newly launched ‘HeForShe’ initiative in advocating for gender equality and women’s empowerment. “I am a supporter of UN Women’s HeForShe campaign and the role men and boys can play in stopping crime against women and girls, and working towards gender equality. Through this new partnership I want to call on all men and boys to be a catalyst for change and, through our actions, create a value system to end gender disparity,” he said.
In Picture: Farhan Akhtar named South Asia Goodwill Ambassador of UN Women