Bollywood actor Anupam Kher has been appointed as the UN ambassador for the campaign ‘HeForShe’ that aims at bringing gender equality in the society. On Tuesday, the actor was pinned as the Ambassador of ‘HeForShe’ voice for gender equality during an official ceremony at United Nations.
The 'HeForShe' campaign has been initiated by UN Women. Its goal is to engage men as agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and women's rights, by encouraging them to take action against inequalities faced by women and girls.
The campaign was launched by Hollywood actress Emma Watson in 2014 and since then it has been active in bringing together one half of humanity for the support of the other half, for the benefit of all.
Expressing his view, Anupam Kher said, “I come from a family that was very poor, but I was taught by my grandparents that men and women are equal. Domestic violence comes from a deep sentiment of superiority by men. Change for gender equality has to start at home, in the family. I pledge to respond to each of my followers who sign up to ‘HeForShe’.”
The actor also took to Twitter to share the happiness of this pride moment.