Achieving gender equality will require both men and women to engage in addressing gender issues, as former United States Secretary of State and First Lady, Hillary Clinton notably stated, “women’s rights are human rights”. Rema Dupont, Founder of The Sherrill Foundation and member of the Board of Directors of the United Nations Women for Peace Association, calls for a world where human dignity is the focus.
“I see a future where men and women stand together creating a revolution for change to end violence against women and girls. A future where men will stand up and show their fathers, their sons, their brothers and their friends what it is to truly be a man. There are already promising signs of change around the world. From the thousands of men who joined our UNWFP association march in NYC last month, to the Turkish men wearing mini skirts to protest the rape of a 20 year old girl. This is not a women’s issue, it is a Human Rights issue. It is about human dignity for all of us.”