HeForShe movement for gender equality
HeForShe is an invitation for men and people of all genders to stand in solidarity with women to create a bold, visible and united force for gender equality.
Since its launch, by UN Women in 2014, millions of men from around the world, including Heads of State, CEOs and global leaders have committed to gender equality. HeForShe has been the subject of more than 1 billion conversations on social media and off-line activities reaching every corner of the globe. Find out more about the movement.
Sussex Police act as HeForShe Thematic Champions for UK Policing and made their formal commitment to the movement in March 2017. This commitment consists of two key parts:
- Achieve parity in senior leadership by 2020
- Create communities free from domestic abuse
Gender equality is not just a women’s issue, it’s a basic human right that benefits everyone. Sussex Police recognise the benefits of gender equality and acknowledge that gender inequality within their organisation limits their ability to effectively deal with violence against women and girls.
Gender Equality in UK Policing: First Annual Report
All 45 police forces in the UK have now made their own commitment to HeForShe and are working towards gender equality. The 'Gender Equality in UK Policing: First Annual Report' documents their progress so far.
This report focuses on the gap between women in policing and women as senior leaders in policing, demonstrated by data for every police force in the UK. The report also contains best practice examples from every force as to the activities and innovative practice they are undertaking to work towards gender equality.
The 'Gender Equality in UK Policing: Second Annual Report' will be launched in December 2020.