Emma Watson Promotes HeForShe Gender Equality Campaign With This Powerful Speech

September 22, 2014 7:01 AM

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Emma Watson Promotes HeForShe Gender Equality Campaign With This Powerful Speech

Following her appointment as a U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador earlier this year, the Harry Potter star gave a moving speech at the United Nations headquarters Saturday to help launch the organization's HeForShe gender equality campaign – which Emma called the "first campaign of its kind" for the UN. According to its site, HeForShe is a movement for gender equality that brings together "one half of humanity in support of the other of humanity, for the entirety of humanity."

"Today, we are launching a campaign called HeForShe," Emma began in her speech (read the full transcript here). "I am reaching out to you before we need your help. We want to end gender inequality and to do this, we need everyone involved...we want to try to galvanize as many men and boys as possibl...

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