UN Women Mexico and Sony Music Entertainment join forces and present a CD in support of equality between men and women
Date: Monday, October 19, 2015
UN Women Mexico and Sony Music Entertainment Mexico announced today, at the United Nations headquarters in Mexico City, the release of the CD “Magos & Limón HeForShe” to promote the values of the campaign, promoted by UN Women, both of which work towards gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.
On the other hand, the President of Sony Music Entertainment Mexico, Roberto Lopez proposed that “alongside UN Women Mexico, we are pleased to announce today this special release. To reiterate, music and artists will be the medium through which the transcendental message that is gender equality and women’s and girls’ empowerment can be expressed, by means of our album “HeForShe”. I profoundly thank Magos Herrera, Javier Limon and all the musicians involved for their music and compromises in support of this important project, and we invite all men and boys of Ibero-America and around the world to join this solidarity movement”.
The HeForShe campaign is a solidarity movement to which nearly 500,000 men around the world have joined and calls for actions to generate awareness of the inequalities between men and women and to highlight the responsibility men and boys have in achieving gender equality. Through this collaboration, we seek the addition of Latin-American boys and men to the campaign.
Magos Herrera: For me the “HeForShe” campaign represents what jazz is: inclusive, democratic, evolving and progressive; an idea of progress through which we seek the equality between women and men, free of violence, free of fear and free of discrimination.
The collaboration between UN Women Mexico and Sony Music, as well as through musicians’ interests, achieved the creation of a music CD which attempts to reach more people through the language of music, as well as to underline the idea that gender equality does not affect only women, but rather that it is a necessity which affects us all, women and men, girls and boys. Further to the contribution of a culture of gender equality which concerts and the very CD create, a percentage of income from sales will be given to the campaign.
The campaign was released by Emma Watson, UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, during an extraordinary event at the United Nations Headquarters in New York in September of 2014. Since then, political figures, institutions, universities and enterprises have joined.
For more information on HeForShe, visit: www.heforshe.org
For more information on the “Magos & Limón HeForShe”, visit: www.sonymusic.com.mx