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HeForShe

What we share is more powerful than what divides us.

As the first Fire and Rescue Service to commit to the HeForShe movement, becoming the Global Fire Service Advocate in 2017, join us in our journey for gender equality.

Do you work for a Fire and Rescue Service or a Public Sector organisation? Are you interested or want to know more about gender equality? 

Join us on Tuesday 12 November 2019 at our daytime conference followed by an evening celebration and find out more about signing your organisation up to the UN's global HeForShe movement. 

Event details: Celebrating HeForShe 

Tuesday 12 November 2019

Hallmark Hotel, Ferriby High Road, Hull, HU14 3LG (click here for venue details)

The ticket price for the whole day (which includes all of the below as well as VAT) is £240.00 per person.

To book your place, please contact the Events Team here.

We have secured a number of hotel rooms at the Hallmark Hotel and a neighbouring Premier Inn if you wish to stay the evening before and/or after the event. You can book directly with the hotel quoting Humberside Fire and Rescue Service, the maximum room price is capped at £69.00 per person, based on single occupancy. Rooms are available on first come first served basis.


Full agenda for daytime conference

09.30-10.00 Registration and refreshments

10.00-10.15 Welcome from Humberside Fire and Rescue Service (HFRS)

10.15-11.15 Claire Barnett, Executive Director for UN Women National Committee UK 

11.15-11.30 Refreshments break

11.30-12.15 Claire Birkenshaw presents: No more sugar and spice. Challenging the gender inequality cake mix

12.15-13.15 Lunch

13.15-13.45 HFRS present: Our journey so far; as Fire Service Advocates for HeForShe by Director of People and Development, Miriam Heppell and case study from South Wales Fire and Rescue Service by Firefighter, Georgina Gilbert  

13.45-13.50 Film premiere for HeForShe

13.50-15.00 HFRS guide: Making your commitments count (workshop)

15.00-15.15 Refreshments break

15.15-15.35 Alex Johnson, Deputy Chief Officer at South Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service

15.40-16.00 Diane Dunlevey, Vice Chair of AFSA and Equality and Diversity Manager at Staffordshire Fire & Rescue Service

16.00-16.30 Event close and networking opportunity 

On the day HFRS will guide and support you in signing up your organisation to the movement. As well as having the opportunity to meet Public Sector colleagues who have already shown their commitment to the HeForShe movement. 


Full agenda for evening celebration 

18.00-18.30 Guests arrive

18.30-19.00 Welcome and presentation from HFRS Chief Fire Officer and Chief Executive, Chris Blacksell and Director of People and Development, Miriam Heppell

19.15-21.00 Dinner served (three course meal)

21.00-22.00 After dinner speaker, Nazir Afzal OBE

22.00-00.00 Party with live entertainment from band, Wrooted

Dress code for the evening: smart/casual

Millions of people like you have already made the HeForShe commitment globally. Make your individual commitment HERE.


HeForShe is UN Women’s solidarity movement for gender equality. HeForShe invites men and boys to build on the work of the women’s movement as equal partners, crafting and implementing a shared vision of gender equality that will benefit all of humanity. Since its launch on the 20 September, 2014, at the United Nations by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, 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.