Thursday, March 8, 2018

Emma Watson and Malala Yousafzai: Two Activists On How Empowering Women Begins With Education

Famous British Hollywood star, Emma Watson earlier interviewed Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner in November, 2015. She is a UN Women Goodwill ambassador and helped launch the UN Women campaign #HeForShe, which calls for men to advocate gender equality. You can click here to view that interview. And the following interview comes more than two years later.

Emma Watson and Malala Yousafzai: Two Activists On How Empowering Women Begins With Education - Vogue Australia

Just a day after Vogue's guest editor Emma Watson helped launch the #TimesUp campaign at the Golden Globes, the UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador and Brown University alumni spoke with Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, currently studying at Oxford University, about the importance of education.

Emma Watson: “Thank you for doing this; I’m sure you’ve got a million things to do and essays to hand in.”

Malala Yousafzai: “No worries! Thank you for asking me and I’m really happy to do this. Also, I just followed the news about [the] Golden Globes and it was amazing, seeing all these women coming together, and it is just incredible, and you can see the change. You can actually witness it, it’s there, it’s happening. I was so happy to see that and thank you to you and all those other women who stood up. It made me so happy.”

EW: “Oh, thank you, I really appreciate that. It really felt that way in the room. You could feel the change. It was remarkable, and Oprah’s speech was amazing.”

MY: “Yes, you know when you start watching a video and watch it for two seconds and then—this was like, no, I can’t stop, I have to finish it. It gives you goose bumps; tears were coming to my eyes and I just thought: ‘Wow!’”

EW: “It felt like a really big moment. It really did. We’re doing it, it’s happening, Malala! We are making progress, we’re making small steps, but they’re steps, even in these slightly difficult and trying times. Last night was very heartening. I think you have to celebrate the wins at the moment. We have to celebrate when we do make a win in this climate. Today we are celebrating! So, you’ve recently started university. Yay!”

MY: “Yes!”

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