Emma Watson Honors Women Everywhere With A Passionate Speech On Gender Equality & Campus Safety!

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Emma Watson is such an inspiration!

On Tuesday, Emma took to the 71st Annual United Nations General Assembly in New York to deliver a speech on gender equality and campus safety. The passionate message was inspired by the UN Women’s gender equality HeForShe campaign, an initiative Ms. Watson became the ambassador of two years ago.

Related: Emma’s BEST Quotes On Feminism!

In the actress’ moving address, she highlighted the need for women’s safety on college campuses to become a “right” rather than a privilege.” The message couldn’t have come at a better time considering campus rape has become all too common despite the social gains women have made over the years.

The feminist went on to argue:

“The experience must make it clear that the safety of women, minorities, and anyone who may be vulnerable is a right, and not a privilege.”

Well said, girl! Someone needs to forward over this speech to the judge who gave Brock Turner a slap on the wrist for his horrific assault!

In addition to better protection against assault, E.W. urged colleges to level the playing field for its female attendees:

“As we leave home for the first time to study at the places that we have worked so hard to get, we must not see or experience double standards. We need to see equal respect, leadership, and pay. The university experience must tell women that their brain power is valued, and not just that, that they belong within the leadership of the university itself.”

We second this! Women more than deserve the same respect and opportunities as men do!

Summing up her important message, Emma asserted:

“A university should be a place of refuge that takes action against all forms of violence. That’s why, we believe, that students should leave university believing in, striving for, and expecting societies of true equality … in every sense and that universities have the power to be a vital catalyst for that change.”

Well, we can’t think of a better place for “change” to start! Hopefully schools across the globe will take the 26-year-old’s ideas seriously!

You can watch the political gal’s full speech (below)!

[Image via Getty Images.]

Sep 21, 2016 12:48pm PST

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