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HeForShe Founder: Social Media Will Help to Solve Gender Inequality

The Guardian   in  · ·
February 11, 2015

Countries around the world should use social media and better data to close the equality gap between men and women, according to Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, former deputy president of South Africa and head of UN Women, who launched the UN’s hugely successful HeForShe campaign – the latest phase of which was launched by actor Emma Watson at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos in January 2015.

Mlambo-Ngcuka, who did a PhD in mobile technology after leaving office, said technology is integral to making the world a better place. “By the time I went to work at UN Women, I was very clear that technology was going to be part and parcel of what I’m going to use to reach out to both men and women in the world, for them to be part of trying to solve the problems,” she said.

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