Emma Watson has rendered us speechless once again, backing up from her inspiring and poignant speech as a #HeForShe campaign ambassador in September last year.
Addressing the World Economic Forum of 2015, Watson has praised the success of the He For She campaign in its grassroots stages and called to action the next phase – referred to as IMPACT 10x10x10.
While the publicity of He For She has been incredible so far, the actress said the next focus will be on a “concrete commitment to change… the visibility of these commitments and the measure-ability of them too.”
While Watson acts as the mouthpiece for this well supported push for female equality, she said that her fame and role as the face has not brought the campaign the success, it is people’s receptiveness to the message that has created lasting impressions.
“[The campaign has been a success not because of my speech writing skills], it is because the ground is fertile,” Watson said.
“It is my belief that there is a greater understanding than ever that women need to be equal participants in our homes, in our societies, in our governments and in our workplaces.
“And they know that the world is being held back in every way because of it.”
Watch her captivating speech in full below.
If you have forgotten her initial announcement as the ambassador of the He For She campaign, or you merely want to re-live it – you can.
This was her original speech presented to the United Nations in September 2014.