Emma Watson works her magic at the UN

Actor and United Nations (UN) Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson gave a powerful speech on gender equality to launch her initiative titled ‘HeForShe’ at the UN headquarters on Saturday. The event was aimed towards helping “mobilise men against gender inequalities,”.
On the occasion celeb was attended by a multitude of celebrities, including 24 star Kiefer Sutherland and Academy Award-winner Forest Whitaker. Watson, who gained worldwide fame for playing the character of Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter series, touched upon many issues in her speech, most notably, the confusion surrounding the term ‘feminism’.
“I was appointed as Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women six months ago and the more I’ve spoken about feminism, the more I have realised that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with ‘man-hating’. If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop,” said the 24-year-old.

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