Hello, world! (We’ve arrived.)

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Welcome to HeForShe at Columbia University’s new blog! Put your feet up and get cozy.

HeForShe is a gender equality campaign launched by UN Women. Our goal is to recruit men to take action against the inequalities faced by women and girls. What inequality are we talking about?

In 2008, Stop Street Harassment conducted an online survey. They found that nearly 81 percent of female respondents were the target of sexually explicit comments from an unknown man.

 According to the White House, full-time working women earn 77% of what their male counterparts earn.

Only 20 out of 100 senators are female. Only 84 out of 435 representatives are female.

So we still have work to do.

During the past two semesters, we’ve held three events. We’ve discussed gender constraints in the workplace and sexual violence on campus. We’re excited to recruit new members in Spring 2016.

Follow us online! We look forward to meeting you.

www.facebook.com/heforshecu
www.twitter.com/hfscolumbia
heforshecu@gmail.com

Click here to sign up for our mailing list.

Best Wishes,
Sarah Whittenburg
President
Columbia University, Class of 2016

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