It’s not often we get to tackle topics that entail a deeper level of importance such as violence against women. I know whether or not Harry Styles and Katy Perry are dating is super important, vital, life-changing information, (please note sarcasm) but Emma Watson has delivered an amazing speech before the United Nations.
This speech comes on the heels of several highly publicized cases of domestic abuse. Ray Rice was filmed knocking his former fiance unconscious after an apparent fight on an elevator.
Watson’s involvement may have garnered jokes from U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon who teased, “I hope you use your magic wand to end violence against women!” However, she delivered a powerful speech and Ban became the “number one” man to sign up for the HeForShe campaign.
So gather ’round and listen to the tale of the time Hermione Granger schooled the world on the need for both men and women join the movement of equality.
The full transcript and video of Emma Watson’s HeForShe Campaign Speech before the United Nations are below…