Women need to be equal participants: Emma Watson at Davos
‘Harry Potter’ star Emma Watson has called on young men to speak out when women are degraded and husbands to support wives to pursue their ambitions.
The 24-year-old actress, also a goodwill ambassador for UN Women, was speaking at the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland, where she helped to launch the next phase of a campaign to encourage men and boys to join the struggle for equal rights.
Watson said since the HeforShe campaign began in September, it had received an outpouring of support from high-profile figures such as Hillary Clinton, Prince Harry and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
IMPACT 10X10X10, the initiative launched on Friday, is a one-year pilot project seeking concrete commitments from governments, companies and universities on women’s empowerment and gender equality.