Emma Watson in Uruguay

Emma Watson in the Uruguayan Parliament


Emma Watson has always been one to use her celebrity to help raise awareness for social and political issues close to her heart, and so it doesn't surprise us in the least that the actress has swapped her front row seat at fashion week for one in Parliament.

As Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women, Emma headed to Uruguay's capital Montevideo and to its Parliament where she made a speech and delivered a petition calling for a greater representation of women in politics. In Uruguay, only 13% of parliamentarians are women and the country has never had a female president, unlike its neighbouring countries.

The 24-year-old Bling Ring star said she was 'immensely touched' to see how many young people had gathered to catch a glimpse of her as she made her way into Parliament.

'To see this kind of participation is why I'm here,' Emma said. 'It's why I've come to Uruguay and why I want to work with Uruguayan women because thankfully I have this platform and I'm able to shine a light on these issues.'

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By Olivia Marks