gender equality

Emma Watson takes on gender inequality and feminism in UN speech

Why did it take a celebrity to focus the world’s attention on gender inequality?

People haven’t been listening but it’s clearly time they did.

As the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson was asked to launch the organisation’s new gender equality initiative #HeForShe.

The actress gave a moving speech in New York, which received a standing ovation, in which she called upon men to do their part to help end discrimination against women.

Watch the full speech below.