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How can men help bring gender equality to the tech sector?


UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson in speaking about gender equality and launching the HeForShe campaign at United Nations Headquarters in 2014 asked,

"How can we affect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feel welcome to participate in the conversation? Men… I would like to take this opportunity to extend your formal invitation. Gender equality is your issue too."

When it comes to men's participation in gender equality, the "why" is clear, but the "how" is a bit more complicated. Can men be more effectively engaged in gender equality efforts in the tech sector?

Founding EQUALS partners ITU and UN Women hosted an informal discussion on 25 June 2018 on exactly this question. The goals were to talk about what is already being