As part of the opening, actress and U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson sat down with the youngest-ever Nobel Prize winner, Malala Yousafzai, to discuss her film He Named Me Malala and its greater purpose of inspiring a movement for equality for women.
“A part of the film that really touched me was how big a role your father has played in your life,” says Watson. “How would you respond to anyone who says that men can’t be feminists or be campaigning for girls’ rights?”
“Well my father has set an example for all parents and all men that if we want equality, if we want equal rights for women, then men have to step forward,” responds Malala.
The two young, eloquent self-proclaimed feminists discuss the meaning of feminism. “It’s become this really difficult word,” admits Watson. “But it’s wonderful when people do embrace it. It should be synonymous with equality.” Scroll through to watch the full interview. We promise you’ll be blown away by the wisdom and perspectives of these young women.
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