Emma Watson’s First Task As UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Went Pretty Well Then…

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  • Emma Watson visited Uruguay to deliver a petition calling for a greater representation of women in politics.

    In her first job as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson flew to Uruguay to call for a greater representation of women in politics.

    The actress was in Uruguay’s capital, Montevideo, to deliver a petition from the HeForShe campaign that’s working to promote gender equality and the promotion of women in politics, and is supported by the UN Women’s equality fund.

    The 24-year-old spoke at Parliament, via a translator, and was applauded by Uruguay’s Vice President Danilo Astori and the director of the UN Women Programme Division Gulden Turkoz-Cosslett.

    Clearly, the Harry Potter actress was a big draw for the young people of Uruguay, with hundreds turning up at Legislative Palace to get a glimpse of the star.

    Of her important role as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador, Emma said: ‘I was immensely touched to see so many young people outside the parliament here in Uruguay.

    ‘At the back of the room there were five young women, probably under the age of 17, who were holding a banner that said, “Say yes to more women in politics”.

    ‘To see this kind of participation is why I’m here. It’s why I’ve come to Uruguay and why I want to work with UN Women.

    ‘Thankfully, I have this platform and I’m able to shine a light on these issues, which are really important to me and this is what I want to continue to do and what I believe in passionately.’

    Keep up the good work, Emma.

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