Emma Watson in her role as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador attended a meeting on Wednesday in Uruguay’s Parliament, speaking with top ministers, government officials and women’s rights activists on the importance of increasing women’s participation in politics.
“Women’s rights are personal to me, especially on political participation and leadership. I am delighted to be here today as a Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women and learn about the work on the ground, hear from the people at the frontlines, and to understand what is working and what is not. I am here to support and to amplify these voices and share this work with a global audience. Women must have a say in matters that affect their countries, communities and families. After all, they are half of the population, so women’s equal participation in decision-making is a question of justice and democracy,” said Ms. Watson. “I have learned that it is also a question of priorities, as women are more likely to focus on issues such as education, health, unpaid care economy and the environment. These are important issues that affect all of us.” – said by Emma during her visit.
We have photos up, they can be found here: UN Nations Uruguay Parliament Visit