New Delhi – To commemorate International Women’s Day on 8 March, India Post and the United Nations Postal Administration will jointly issue HeForShe postage stamps that promote gender equality and showcase UN Women’s campaign to engage men and boys as agents of change for women’s rights.

In India, the stamps to be issued by India Post are side-by-side pairs, with half of a man’s face on a 5-rupee stamp and half of a woman’s face on a 25-rupee stamp. The images portray girls and women as fully half of humanity and exactly equal to the other – male – half. Together, they make a whole world.

The stamps were designed by Mirko Illic (USA, born in Bosnia and Herzegovina).

“HeForShe is an incredible youth movement and these stamps reflect that creativity and vitality,” said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Executive Director of UN Women.

Since its launch on 20 September 2014, at the United Nations by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, hundreds of thousands of men from around the world including Heads of State, CEOs and global luminaries, from all walks of life have committed to gender equality. HeForShe has been the subject of more than two billion conversations on social media, with off-line activities reaching every corner of the globe.

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