What Fashion Statement Did Emma Watson Make At The UN?
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Emma Watson addressed the UN General Assembly yesterday to introduce the new HeForShe Impact Report, detailing commitments by 10 universities to prioritize gender equality. Notably, she also opted to wear sustainable fashion by the New York-based Zady.
Posting on instagram before the day began, she wrote, “Getting ready for what should be a great day at the @unitednations. Excited to be wearing bespoke, fully sustainable items which @zady designed for me. They’ll be available to buy on zady.com soon! #heforshe@unwomen@proenzaschouler .”
Watson’s commitment to feminism, from championing parity on university campuses to wearing sustainable fashion (which is a feminist issue – roughly 85% of all garment workers are women), shows that we too can add our voice in a multitude of ways – whether that is vocal support or by simply shopping better.
Emma Watson delivered yet another powerful speech at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, calling on universities to ensure the safety of women on campus.
The speech came just two years after Watson famously delivered her first passionate address on feminism as part of her work as ambassador for HeForShe, UN Women’s gender-equality movement. This year, the actress was on hand to present the group’s report on gender parity in global universities.
Watson described her experience at Brown University as life-changing, but said she knew that she was fortunate to have such an experience. At many schools, women are not given leadership positions, or given the opportunity to even attend, she pointed out. Additionally, through their actions, many schools may be giving out the message “that sexual violence isn’t actually a form of violence,” she noted.