Emma Watson and Justin Trudeau talk gender equality
Taline McPhedran, CTVNews.ca
Published Wednesday, September 28, 2016 3:49PM EDT
Emma Watson paid a visit to the Parliament of Canada on Wednesday to discuss gender equality with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
The actor and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador thanked Trudeau for making the decision to have a cabinet that is comprised of equal parts women and men and congratulated him on the work he’s done so far for gender equality.
Watson also expressed her excitement to see Trudeau take on the role of youth champion for the UN Women’s HeForShe initiative, a campaign that aims to bring gender equality to issues such as education, health, identity, work, violence and politics.
“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,” said Watson.
According to Trudeau, during the visit, the two talked about the gender equality advocacy work that Watson has been doing for years as well as the impact that HeForShe is making around the world.
“Her voice is extremely important in making people realize how important this is and it’s a great opportunity to connect with her,” said Trudeau.
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.