Emma Watson Meets with Justin Trudeau to Discuss Gender Equality
Continuing with her UN tour, Emma Watson recently paid a visit to the Parliament of Canada to discuss gender equality with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. The actor and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador thanked Trudeau for his decision to form a cabinet comprised of equal parts women and men and congratulated him on the work he has done so far for gender equality.
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) September 28, 2016
Watson also expressed her excitement at seeing Trudeau take on the prestigious role of youth champion for UN Women’s HeForShe initiative. She said,
We’re very excited that you’re the HeForShe youth ambassador, and I can’t wait to see what you’re going to do with the title.
According to Trudeau, during the visit, the two discussed the gender equality advocacy work that Watson has been partaking in for several years, as well as the enormous impact that HeForShe is making around the world. Trudeau said,
Her voice is extremely important in making people realize how important this is, and it’s a great opportunity to connect with her.
Watson is in Ottawa to attend the One Young World summit, where she will meet with youth who are doing their part to inspire gender equality.