“I will use this role to further advocate for the progress, safety, inclusion and empowerment of ALL women and girls, of all communities and identities”
BY ELLA GAUCI, IMAGE BY MARIANO VIVANCO
Internationally renowned activist, model, author, and broadcaster Munroe Bergdorf was appointed as UN Women UK’s first UK Champion on 14 November. With this new role, Munroe hopes to continue conversations that will push for gender equality.
Munroe began working with UN Women UK in 2018 and recently gave a speech at the UN headquarters regarding the importance of dismantling gender stereotypes in advertising and media.
“I’m incredibly proud to step into my new role as a UN Women UK Champion. Working with the UN has been a personal ambition and dream of mine ever since I started working in the activism space over a decade ago,” Munroe said about her new role.
“It’s so rare that we get to see transgender people have a seat or voice at these tables, so it’s a responsibility that I don’t take lightly,” she continued. “I will use this role to further advocate for the progress, safety, inclusion and empowerment of ALL women and girls, of all communities and identities.”
“I will continue to draw attention to the systemic and social impact of misogyny, transphobia and gender based inequality within the UK – In order to help provide data and insight that contributes to forming tangible methods of tracking and countering it.”
Outside of her work with UN Women UK, Munroe is an ambassador for the charity Mermaids and is a founding consultant for L’Oreal Paris’ UK Diversity And Inclusion Board. In February 2023, Munroe published her debut book Transitional: In One Way Or Another, We All Transition.
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