Actor Emma Watson extolled the work of activists and asked them to recommit to gender equality at the UN Women HeForShe second anniversary event, held at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City.

Video: Emma Watson | HeForShe Second Year Anniversary Remarks

Watson shared a number of her defining moments since the 2014 launch of HeForShe. Among them, she listed the number of high profile advocates who signed on to the movement: The UN Secretary General, the entire EU commission, the NATO Secretary General, the President of the International Olympic Committee, numerous heads of state and politicians, as well as athletes such as Usain Bolt and actors such as Tom Hanks.

Watson mentioned a number of “seismic shifts” that are happening in our culture at the moment, but at the same time, she closed her remarks by calling on people to strengthen their efforts. “I ask that you recommit yourself to be part of the movement for gender equality. I genuinely feel that we are closer to a gender equal world than we were two years ago… And I know each and every ‘HeForShe’ has played a part in that,” she said.

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