Emma Watson to launch new "HeForShe" initiative

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Emma Watson.UN Photo/Mark Garten

British actress Emma Watson is launching a new initiative at the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, to address deficiencies in women's empowerment.

Ms Watson is a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women, the UN agency for gender equality.

Last September, she called on men and boys to help end the persisting inequalities faced by women and girls globally through a campaign called HeForShe.

On Friday, she is unveiling a new initiative of the HeForShe campaign called IMPACT 10X10X10.

UN Women describes it as a one-year pilot that seeks to engage governments, corporations and universities in the fight against gender inequality.

Emma Watson is scheduled to speak at a press conference, alongside global leaders.

Stephanie Coutrix, United Nations.

Duration: 47″

 

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