Former Harry Potter, and soon to be Beauty and The Beast star, Emma Watson sat down to discuss gender equality for International Women’s Day and the HeForShe campaign.
“There is so much potential that just gets wasted because girls aren’t encouraged in the same way that men are, we can achieve so much,” said the UN Goodwill Ambassador. “Don’t let anyone tell you what you can or cannot do, or cannot achieve. Just don’t allow it. It’s wrong. It’s so wrong. Be what you want to be, and prove them wrong,” She adds.
HeForShe is a UN Women’s Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality bringing together one half of humanity in support of the other half of humanity, for the benefit of all.
“It’s 2015 and women around the world are still being abused, objectified and silenced. Yet, women are half of the world’s potential and every single one has the right to a life free from discrimination. Your voice is powerful—raise it to tell the world why equality for every woman and girl is worth fighting for,” says the campaigns Facebook page.
Watch the full conversation below and for more information, please visit http://www.heforshe.org.
By: A. Schutte