Emma Watson attended the Valentino show at Paris Fashion Week on Wednesday…
…and later the Vogue Paris Foundation Gala.
UN Women, the United Nations organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, today announced the appointment of British Actress, Emma Watson, as Goodwill Ambassador.
Best known for her role as Hermione Granger in the ‘Harry Potter’ film series, the accomplished actress, humanitarian, and recent graduate of Ivy League institution Brown University, will dedicate her efforts as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador towards the empowerment of young women and will serve as an advocate for UN Women’s HeForShe campaign in promoting gender equality.
“We are thrilled and honoured to work with Emma, whom we believe embodies the values of UN Women,” stated Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, UN Women. “The engagement of young people is critical for the advancement of gender equality in the 21st century, and I am convinced that Emma’s intellect and passion will enable UN Women’s messages to reach the hearts and minds of young people globally,” added Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka.
Ms. Watson has been involved in the promotion of girls’ education for several years, and previously visited Bangladesh and Zambia as part of her humanitarian efforts.
“Being asked to serve as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador is truly humbling. The chance to make a real difference is not an opportunity that everyone is given and is one I have no intention of taking lightly. Women’s rights are something so inextricably linked with who I am, so deeply personal and rooted in my life that I can’t imagine an opportunity more exciting. I still have so much to learn, but as I progress I hope to bring more of my individual knowledge, experience and awareness to this role,” said Ms. Watson.
Ms. Watson is the first Goodwill Ambassador appointment under Ms. Mlambo-Ngcuka’s leadership.
Emma Watson attended a royal dinner on Tuesday at Windsor Castle to celebrate the work of The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity. The event was hosted by HRH The Duke of Cambridge (Prince William) who is president of The Royal Marsden. Over 200 guests included Ralph Lauren, Mario Testino, Helena Bonham-Carter, Cate Blanchett, Cara Delevingne, Benedict Cumberbatch and Kate Moss.
Just in time for Valentine’s Day Emma has recorded several poems for the latest update of The Love Book app. The Love Book, both an app and a paper book, are “compendiums of some of the greatest poems, love letters, quotes and prose ever written on the wonderful (but troublesome) theme of love.” In the app you can hear many of these read by Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Hiddleston, Damian Lewis, Helen McCrory, Gina Bellman and Emma.
The app is available on Google Play or iTunes. 10% of all sales will go to the charity Save the Children.
In the trailer below you can hear short clips of Emma reading from Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare and The Orange by Wendy Cope.
Emma Watson attended a fundraiser for the Lumos Foundation on Saturday held at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour London. The event was hosted by Lumos founder and chair JK Rowling. Others from the HP family were also in attendance: David Heyman, Alan Rickman, Evanna Lynch and Warwick Davis. The Lumos Foundation “works to support the 8 million children in institutions worldwide to regain their right to a family life and to end the institutionalisation of children.”
Emma Watson attended the premiere of This is the End yesterday at the Regency Village Theatre in Westwood, California, sporting a new hairstyle and an outfit by Roland Mouret. This is the End opens June 12.