The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, was apprised of the joint issue of UN Women HeForShe postage stamp. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) has been signed between Department of Posts and United Nations Postal Administration (UNPA) in February, 2016 for this purpose.
In this Joint issue, the stamps were printed in the form of sheetlet of 20 se-tenants and Miniature Sheet of two stamps on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
UN Women HeForShe campaign is a solidarity movement for gender equality that brings together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity for the benefit of all in social terms. This Joint issue is dedicated for the empowerment of women around the world. This would promote great cause of gender equality which the Indian government has been championing in the recent times. Thus, Department of Posts and UNPA have arrived an agreement to celebrate and to commemorate International Women’s day on 8th of March, 2016 by releasing a joint stamp.