Bonnie Wright fights to end violence against women, encourages victims and supporters to #Showyourselfie
On the upcoming occasion of International Women’s Day, celebrated this Sunday, March 8, Bonnie Wright has contributed a guest article to the Christian Science Monitor, wherein she brings to light the injustices still faced by women and girls around the globe today. As a Global Citizen ambassador, Bonnie also brought attention to the #Showyourselfie campaign, a joint effort by the United Nations Population Fund and Global Citizen:
#Showyourselfie is a year-long campaign designed to encourage world leaders to put the rights of young people at the center of the global development agenda, including the critical issue of violence against women. The idea is to collect thousands of #Showyourselfie images and stories, as a visual petition, to show at the United Nations General Assembly next September when countries meet to decide on how to build on the Millennium Development Goals.
The actress/director went on to mention the power of social media in reference to young people sharing Harry Potter co-star Emma Watson’s September 2014 UN speech introducing the HeForShe campaign. She concludes,
It would be great, of course, if it were easy to end violence against women, but it is not. It will only be overturned by courage, determination, and working together.
Read Bonnie’s full editorial here.