#HeForShe: Emma Watson delivers another inspiring speech


Emma Watson made headlines four months ago when she gave an eloquent and moving speech to the UN about gender inequality.

Now the actress has spoken out on the issue again, taking to the stage at the Davos World Economic Forum in her role as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador.

The Harry Potter star said she was "stunned" by the response to her original speech and her call for men and women to work harder in the fight against gender inequality.

"Everything from marathons being run, merchandise being created, 15-year-old boys writing to national newspapers deploring female discrimination, young girls collecting hundreds of signatures –  it’s all happened in the last four months,” she said. “I couldn’t have dreamed it, but it’s happened. Thank you so much.”

Emma told the forum's audience about the new IMPACT 10x10x10 initiative, which asks people from all walks of life to share their gender equality stories and to tell the world what they are doing as part of the #HeForShe project.

"Girls, who have been your mentors? Parents, did you make sure you treated your children equally? If so, how have you done it? Husbands, have you been supporting your female partner privately so that she can fulfil her dreams too? Young men, have you spoken up in a conversation when a woman was casually degraded or dismissed?" asked the star.

She continued by asking people to be transparent about their actions and to share them with others. "Decide what your commitment is, make it public and then please report back to us on your progress, so that we can share your story," said the actress.

More information about the UN's #HeForShe project and the new initiative can be found here.