HeForShe is a solidarity campaign for gender equality initiated by UN Women. Its goal is to engage men and boys as agents of change for the achievement of gender equality and women’s rights, by encouraging them to take action against inequalities faced by women and girls. Grounded in the idea that gender equality is an issue that affects all people — socially, economically and politically — it seeks to actively involve men and boys in a movement that was originally conceived as “a struggle for women by women”. Harry Styles is a public supporter of the campaign.
Harry Styles has supported the campaign in a number of ways since it began.
On September 26, 2014, he participated in a social media trend asking male celebrities to show their support for the cause by uploading a photo of them with the hashtag #HeForShe written on paper. Styles posted a photo and tweeted "I'm supporting @UN_Women and @EmWatson in #HeForShe. As should you.."
On December 1, 2014, Harry presented Emma Watson with the British Style Award and told her he supported the HeForShe campaign.