June 15, 2016

Anne Hathaway joins Emma Watson as new UN Women Goodwill Ambassador



The U.N. agency promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women has appointed Academy Award-winning actress Anne Hathaway as a global goodwill ambassador.

UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka called Hathaway a longstanding supporter of women's and girls' rights and said she will put the spotlight on women's work at home caring for their families as a key barrier to equality.

"The 'motherhood penalty' ... is a particularly insidious demonstration of gender inequality in the workplace," Mlambo-Ngucka said Wednesday. "The appointment of Anne is timely because this year UN Women is driving hard to foster more positive mindsets and practical arrangements around workplaces that build and support equality for women."

Hathaway called for stepped-up action, saying: "I feel honored and inspired by this opportunity to aid in advancing gender equality."


39 comments:

Ross Taggart said...

There are a number of UN ambassadors at a time not sure how long a term is however, but Emma still has UN ambassador on her twitter.

Anonymous said...

Anne is the new ambassador, Is it srange not? I mean Emma took a year to focus on his work as ambassador, and this year has not yet been completed, and the UN already has a new ambassador, it is strange
Yesterday I did this comment: "Emma Continues to be ambassador to UN heforshe is completely stopped, Emma does nothing now: /" I was sure that something was wrong, and I They have confirmed my suspicions
Emma was totally missing as ambassador and also I must say that your book club, has gone from a book a month to two months, she said for have more time to read, search the book, but after that I'm not very safe it is for this
The heforshe campaign, has not been as good as expected UN, it was not bad but has not had great results
To this must be added the recent publication of the name of Emma in the Panama papers, although not illegal,It is unethical and your ambassador to the UN can not be in something as serious as tax havens
So I think UN had in mind to Anne to be the new ambassador and after of Panama papers has accelerated the process to replace emma
maybe some people do not agree with me, but this is my opinion and i wanted to express with sincerely
thanks Eden for having a blog where you can talk :)
Thank you

Ross Taggart said...

The matter is unclear but there has been no mention of the Panama papers but surely if the UN shared your prejudice they would not have selected another wealth young actress.

You really think the UN has no members with PP entries the highest represented single group being politicians I can assure you they do I looked remember and they were not just protecting there anonymity, like Emma and you do "Anon"

Ross Taggart said...

For the record I wish Anna Hathaway every success in her role.

Anonymous said...

Why you say this "The matter is unclear"? UN has not say nothing about because Emma is not remains the ambassador

Anonymous said...


It was all very fast, Emma was the ambassador and now Anne: O Emma took a year for work in this and now, has not even completed the year, it is very rare, something had to happen, and I am inclined by Panama papers and the campaign heforshe has not had the expected results

Ross Taggart said...

There are a number of them at any one time I as I have said don't know the duration of an ambassadors term. But Emma still has it on her twitter so it is unclear until we know more.

Besides even if she is stepping down she has done a great Job.

Anonymous said...

Besides even if she is stepping down she has done a great Job.
yes, but what sense has changed ambassador when Emma has left acting for a year to devote to being an ambassador?
what sense has changed ambassador when there was a concert for running for heforshe
I am not inattention my job as an actress (temporarily) if in a few months I will stop being ambassador to the UN
for that reason I say that there is something strange
The UN was delighted with Emma and now They replaced Emma :/

Ross Taggart said...

HeforShe is world wide with Millions of members and some very high profile Politicians and other leaders in there filed on board. I has been a huge success.

HeforShe has repesentaion in some of the most dangerous countries for women in the world.

How would you define success Anno's

Ross Taggart said...

Not sure how these things work and again we don't know Emma Status she has not changed it on twitter or facebook.

JL said...

Why are people always so dramatic on this site? lol. It took me a 2 second Google search to find that UN Women has many ambassadors, Anne is not replacing Emma, Emma is still listed as an ambassador: www.unwomen.org/en/partnerships/goodwill-ambassadors. No story here.

Anonymous said...

Ross, pleaseeeee
I do not say that heforshe has not been a success, but it is true that Un has had campaigns with more success, I spent years follow the UN, before Emma was ambassador, and I really with honestly tell you that she has not had the expected results with the campaign heforshe
with this I do NOT say that Emma has not worked, She has worked, but even with this She was not expected results and Panama papers, excuse me but this does not favor anyone in her/his career

Anonymous said...

Eden what do you mean about this?

Ross Taggart said...

What do you define and success have a look on Facebook twitter and the HeforShe web page.

The Panama Papers again this is really a capital crime. How about the fact Emma has earned her money it's no one business but her own what she does with it,

Anonymous said...

Ross, enough, when someone says something you do not agree, then you have to be rude and obnoxious,

I'm tired of your attitude, I will not waste time talking with you my time is too valuable to waste talking to you
freedom and respect

Ross Taggart said...

What? I am never rude or obnoxious you however belittle Emma's efforts I simply counter and you make spurious accusations. I could have sited references such has JL did but wanted to give you space, granting both Freedom and respect to you but not agreement.

Your comments did neither.

Anonymous said...

There are several ambassadors or ambassadresses the same time, it's not only Emma. They have for example as well some Chinese goodwill ambassadresses for HeForShe or gender equality in general, but I don't know anymore what kind of Chinese celebrities it were. Maybe gender equality is such a large field that one ambassadress or ambassador is not enough to cover all issues.

PDXP said...

JL,

The longer I stay on this site it becomes more and more clear it's only maybe two different anonymous people who are so, as you say, dramatic (I could conjure up a few other words as well). They may be the loudest on every single thread, but they by no means represent everyone.

Ross,

You certainly were not being rude in this thread at all.

Anonymous,

Despite your best efforts, I can identify you by your writing style and the things you keep bringing up. You are one of the most aggressive and rude people on the site, and it's absolutely awful of you to attack completely innocent Ross here simply for disagreeing with your irrational beliefs, which you for some reason think everyone must agree with.

ALAN G. MILES THE ONE AND ONLY said...

She is still the a person and is one who still cares about heforshe and woman's rights but that not why she took a year from acting she needed time to fine her self, she is EMMA and if there anything she feels like saying she will and till then, try and let her, " LIVE AND LET LIVE"

ALAN G. MILES THE ONE AND ONLY said...

She is still the a person and is one who still cares about heforshe and woman's rights but that not why she took a year from acting she needed time to fine her self, she is EMMA and if there anything she feels like saying she will and till then, try and let her, " LIVE AND LET LIVE"

Ross Taggart said...

Thanks PDXD you are as gracious as ever.

And Eden love the new image for the thread "A picture is word a thousand words" as you well know it seems.

Daniela said...

As you can see Emma is still a Goodwill Ambassador:

http://www.unwomen.org/en/partnerships/goodwill-ambassadors

Ross Taggart said...

thank you Daniela, always good to have corroboration :)

Anonymous said...

There are several UN Goodwill Ambassadors at a time because each of them focus on a different 'topic', if you will.
E.g. Nicole Kidman: infringement of women's human rights
HRH Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol: violence against women, campaign: 'Say No to Violence against Women'
Emma Watson: empowerment of young women, campaign: 'HeForShe'
Anne Hathaway: care work in the home and advocates for affordable childcare services and shared parental leave

And if anyone wonders: it's literally all in the link above.

Anonymous said...

What happen with the Mysterious project with Emma Watson?? I want know more :)

Anonymous said...

Is there anything this hack is good at? She is severely untalented at acting, is a shitty public speaker and activist and she is a tax evader. Even her image is manufactured based on a fictional character. She still has quite a number of fans from Harry Potter, but I reckon no one in Hollywood or the UK film industry takes her seriously.

Eden said...

I think someone woke up on the wrong side of the bed.

Anonymous said...

Emma put a ticket in her car when she with Knight in London June 03, 2016

Ross Taggart said...

I know I should'nt but to the bitter Anno: 91 million hits for teaser trailer, Thousand active members on goodreads. HeforShe millions of men world wide.

She is a star and a lovely person :)

Anonymous said...

I can see why people are put off being an Emma fan with Ross Taggart around. You do not have to respond to everyone who leaves a negative comment about Emma, sir. Sometimes you make valid points and sometimes its like you're just pulling nonsense arguments out of thin air. Its annoying and as a result doesn't help her cause. It kinda makes me want to say something mean about Emma just to contradict you (even though I have nothing mean to say).

Anonymous said...

Same anon as at 11:22:00
That's not to say you should stop posting, Ross. Just hold your fire for moments when you have a strong arguments. Some arguments are won by saying nothing.

Ross Taggart said...

To the first Anno. This is a Emma Watson fan site designed for comments, Eden as said it is for balanced information and discussion. Fine if people say unpleasant things and make comments I feel are unfounded I will respond.

Why would my defense make you want to say something mean and the attacks on someone I presume you have some interest in not?

If you read my comments you will see all accusation to date have at best been open to interpretation and largely unsupported by facts. I like Emma Watson think she is actually trying to make the world better in her own way. People have every right in a free country not to like her but why here and not a hate site.

If you were in a room and someone you admired was being insulted what would you do. At the moment given these comments you would wear a mask and join in. I would and will not.

To the second Anno, who may be the same one I have no way to tell but fine I supported Emma's right to anonymity so shall indulge yours.

With all due respect I fail to see the point of your argument. I have strong views as to the people insulting Emma when they are silent so shall I be. It's posting not face to face silence in that context says nothing or worse implies agreement.

Anonymous said...

Eden!! Do you know something about "Mysterious project of Emma with J Mendel" and "interview with Caitlin Moran" ?

Anonymous said...

Anne's reason for being UN Ambassador is on the spot. If one does not help family to remain whole. I happen to get stuck in a Pro-life and Pro-choice demo last year in DC. I had no intention of going there. But I was shocked how hard and angry the pro-choice women were. These women seemed to have a history which was not resolved. That is what the UN should be caring for- cut this feminist shit!

Ross Taggart said...

Yes UN mandate and common decency means women have the right to what happens to there bodies and only they have that right. That is Feminist and so am I.



Anonymous said...

What if the baby screams, I want to live. Don't kill me. I belong to the family?

Ross Taggart said...

That makes no sense. is this what you want to spend you time on really?

Anonymous said...

I read it Ross, it makes dam sense Ross, but it is uncomfortable to look that deep. Abortion will destroy the Western World. If Feminists want to do something worthwile, they should also be helping poor distraught women to have their babies, even if the goal is to set the child up for adoption. That is where I see feminism making a difference. I am a feminist, and I understand if the family rotting from the inside, gender equality is a far away dream. But getting to the cancer of the problem is uncomfortable.

Ross Taggart said...

That is a political statement which is not valid in my opinion. Feminist support a women right to her own body.