High Commissioner takes part in launch of SheCanHeCan’s Equality Pledge campaign

High Commissioner takes part in launch of SheCanHeCan’s Equality Pledge campaign

18 September 2019

The High Commissioner took part in the official launch of the Equality Pledge campaign on 18 September, alongside the President of the National Council and women who have been elected to the assembly, representatives from the Prince’s Government and Monaco City Hall, and a number of other key stakeholders in the Principality, including both individuals and associations.

This initiative from the SheCanHeCan association, which is extremely active in promoting gender equality and combatting stereotypes in Monaco, aims to encourage people to act as responsible citizens by signing up to do their bit to promote greater equality.

At the request of director Vibeke Thomsen, Anne Eastwood naturally offered her unconditional support to the initiative by signing up to the association’s ten Equality Pledges (the Pledges can be viewedhere) and by contributing to the official campaign video, which was screened for the first time at the launch event.

The video features more than 50 figures from Monegasque institutions and associations as well as the sports and arts worlds, including top-class sporting personalities like Nico Rosberg and David Coulthard, and local artists such as Anthéa Sogno. All have committed to promoting equality in their everyday activities and calling on others to join them. 

“Even when you are small you can have a big impact,”, the campaign video reminds us. This is particularly true when it comes to combatting inequality between men and women, an issue that concerns everyone and which we can all help to move forward by adopting the right behaviours. 

The High Commissioner for the Protection of Rights, which has been responsible for combatting discrimination since it was established in March 2014, has, from the outset, maintained a regular and independent dialogue with civil society, including SheCanHeCan. This dialogue now continues within the broader framework of the Women’s Rights Committee set up by the Prince’s Government at the end of 2018.