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Emma Watson’s New Role Is Her Best Yet

As if we needed another reason to love Emma Watson! Yesterday, U.N. Women, the gender-equality branch of the United Nations, announced the Harry Potter heroine was their newest Goodwill Ambassador

Watson is kind-of-sort-of the perfect choice for the role. As Hermione, she proved that girls can definitely keep up with the boys. She was even an equal rights advocate — remember S.P.E.W, Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare?


In real life, Watson is equally accomplished. She just graduated from Brown University, and she’s frequently visited countries like Bangladesh and Zambia to promote girls’ education.

“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,” said Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of U.N. Women.

Watson will work on the HeForShe campaign, which is dedicated to the empowerment of women.

“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,” Watson said

“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,” Watson said.

We can’t wait to see what she accomplishes!

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Aja Frost

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Aja Frost is a college junior living in San Luis Obispo, California. She is equally addicted to good books and froyo, and considers the combo of the two the best since pb & b (peanut butter and banana.) Aja has been published on the Huffington Post, USA Today College, Newsweek, The Daily Muse, xoJane, and Bustle, among other publications. Follow her on Twitter: @ajavuu
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