Emma Watson is just everything right now.
The 24-year-old actress and activist appeared at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Friday afternoon (January 23) to talk about the next steps of the #HeForShe campaign, which she launched late last year.
“The groundswell of response we have received in support for HeForShe tells us we are tapping into what the world wants: to be a part of change,” Emma shared during the conference. “Now we have to channel that energy into purposeful action. The pilot initiative provides that framework. Next we need all country leadership, as well as that of hundreds of universities and corporations to follow HeForShe’s IMPACT 10x10x10 so as to bring an end to the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally.”
She continued, “Men and women want to help, but they aren’t sure how best to do it. Men say they’ve signed the petition. What now? The truth is the ‘what now’ is down to you. What your #HeForShe commitment will be is personal. And there’s no best way. Everything is valid.”
“It is my belief that there is a greater understanding than ever that women need to be equal participants in our homes, in our society, in our governments and in our workplaces, and they know that the world is being held back in every way because they are not. Women share this planet 50-50, and they are underrepresented. Their potential astonishingly untapped.”
“I’m here to ask you what is the impact you can have? How? What? Where? When? And with whom? We want to help. We want to know, and we want to hear from you.”
Watch Emma‘s speech below:
Emma Watson Speech for HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Program at World Economic Forum 2015
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