HeForShe is a campaign for the advancement of gender equality, initiated by the United Nations. It invites men to play an active part in the goal of reaching worldwide gender equality in all areas.
The campaign was launched 5 years ago by UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson.
The ‘Inspiration Award’ celebrates “extraordinary organisations who’ve advanced gender equality, especially by engaging men.”
Since announcing pay and resources parity for its women’s and men’s teams in 2017, Lewes FC and all its players, staff, volunteers and fans have begun a journey that no other football club in the world had ever embarked on or even considered. This award is a very welcome recognition of all the efforts made by every part of the club to embed gender equality in everything it does. We are constantly learning how best to follow the approach we have chosen, sometimes getting it right and sometimes getting it wrong, so we hugely welcome the award.
In bestowing the award, the judges said: “Your organisation’s incredible record of decisive action in the industry and beyond has been extremely inspiring“.