Harry Potter’s Emma Watson Talks About Gender Inequality In EducationBy Jane Reed, UniversityHerald Reporter
In 2014, Emma Watson was named as the United Nations Women Goodwill Ambassador. She helped launch the United Nations Women Campaign, called HeForShe. HeForShe canlls for men to advocate gender equality.
Until now, she champions that cause. "We will cross the finish line," quotes Marie Claire. In a powerful video, Emma Watson talks about gender inequality that affects all issues. In her stand on feminism, she talks about campus safety and discusses overcoming gender inequality.
The video, titled "Hurdles" is a video Emma Watson debuted on Twitter. She partners with Global Goals, an organization dedicated to sustainable development. Watson voices the video while Sia's "Chandelier" plays as the soundtrack. She opens with an explanation saying that women and girls are facing challenges everywhere but that has never become a hindrance. "We've sacrificed, fought, campaigned, succeeded, been knocked back and succeeded again. In the race for justice, we've leapt over countless obstacles to win our rights," intros Watson.
In a powerful show, female Olympians were showcased as an example of overcoming hurdles. She uses it as a metaphor for overcoming gender inequality. Gender inequality is present everywhere - in business, culture, schools, education and even Hollywood. Her powerful two minute video hopes to reach everyone's hearts and minds.
"Excited to show you this small film I helped make. Hope it gets you going! #Hurdles #GenderEqualityTogether @TheGlobalGoals #Goal5," wrote Watson on her Twitter page. To support her voice, she recites the historic achievements in the quest to overcome gender inequality. She counts basic rights such as education for women and girls, voting rights for women and even women competing in the Olympic games, as an example. But the battle is not over yet.
Around the world, women and girls are still suffering gender inequality. Girls are being forced into marriage at a younger age, and violence women and children are still rampant in certain areas, not necessarily poor and developing countries. And girls are still being excluded from the education system.