Farhan Akhtar is a HeForShe. One of those guys like Patrick Stewart who radiate reasonable reason. Eloquence, is a word that comes to mind. The message is simple, understandable with clear goals and purpose. His focus is impressive and it presses you to see more clearly.
Transcript Farhan Akhtar: Hi, this is Farhan Akhtar. My mind campaign goes out to all men to respect women, not just in their words but also in their actions. We have to encourage young boys to think differently and respect women and treat them as equal so that we can see a generational change around the world. You can educate boys to make them think differently and you can be the change that we want to see. Be a catalyst for change. Empowering women, empowering humanity, picture it!
November 14th, 2014 —
U.N. Women named Bollywood star Farhan Akhtar as its first male goodwill ambassador to help advance empowerment of women and girls, the organisation said on Thursday.
In his new role as South Asia ambassador for the United Nations agency for gender equality, actor-filmmaker-singer Akhtar will also promote UN Women’s popular HeforShe campaign to engage men and boys in women’s rights.
“We are pleased and honoured to have Farhan as our Goodwill Ambassador for South Asia, for we believe his work and values represent the core values of UN Women,” Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women executive director, said in a statement.
“We need creative and committed men like Farhan to push the gender equality and women’s empowerment agenda.”