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Emma Watson Urges G7 Countries to Adopt Gender Equality Laws

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Emma Watson has been an outspoken supporter of women’s rights. Quite recently the Harry Potter actress partnered with the Time’s Up UK Justice and Equality Fund to launch a new helpline for women who have been sexually harassed at work in England and Wales. Now Emma Watson urges her fans and the G7 countries to adopt gender equality laws.

Emma Watson Posts About Gender Equality Laws

The Harry Potter actress took to her Instagram to post about the laws Gender Equality Advisory Council came up with. These laws drafted by the Gender Equality Advisory Council seek to promote more gender equality laws in G7 countries.

In fact, the three latest posts on Emma Watson’s Instagram are all dedicated to promoting gender equality.

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✨📣 Calling on all world leaders! The @G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council has a simple🥇first step for #genderequality: Ditch discriminatory laws and adopt laws that lift up girls and women. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Step it 🆙 Take stock of your laws & policies. 🔎Apply a gender lens. 🎯 Put girls and women at the centre. 💰 Invest. Make change. #BeBraveG7. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📝 We compiled a list of 79 laws that, if adopted, can move us toward a more gender equal world. ⚖️ Get inspiration here: http://bit.ly/GEACfrance ✨ #G7Biarritz ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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I’m hopeful we’ll hear some concrete, bold commitments from @G7 states, especially @10DowningStreet 🇬🇧 at #G7Biarritz. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🌎 One of the basic things we're asking states to do is ratify all relevant gender equality standards: http://bit.ly/GEACfrance 🌍 There are some incredible global treaties and conventions that set minimum standards for women's and girls’ rights 🥀 but some G7 states haven’t yet stepped up and made them a reality. #BeBraveG7 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💔🇬🇧 On a personal note, the fact that the UK has still not ratified the Istanbul Convention, despite signing it in 2012, is really disappointing to me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⚖️ For those who haven’t heard of it before, the Istanbul Convention is an agreement that makes governments responsible for combating violence against women and domestic violence. It’s focussed on preventing violence, protecting survivors and prosecuting accused offenders. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🌹I’ll be proud to say my country is committed to preventing violence against women when the UK government ratifies the Istanbul Convention and fully complies with its requirements. Every week, two women in England and Wales are killed by their current or former partner. Violence against women and girls is one of the most serious human rights issues in the UK. To date, 34 states in the Council of Europe have ratified the Istanbul Convention. 📝❤️ Let’s not drag our feet on this any longer, @10DowningStreet! Let’s be number 35!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

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Emma Watson States that the Time Is Now

The @G7#GenderEquality Advisory Council calls on all nations to:
Ditch gender discriminatory laws
Push progressives ones
Invest in implementation & women’s orgs
Measure, treasure and move from words to action. NOW. #BeBraveG7⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
🌱 Learn more about our recommendations to #G7Biarritzleaders: http://bit.ly/GEACfrance 🍃

Hopefully, her efforts will lead to something great for women everywhere.

The Little Women Trailer is Out

The upcoming Greta Gerwig movie starring Timothee Chalamet Little Women also stars Watson. The trailer for the movie is already out and the movie is getting Oscar buzz.

The movie also revolves around the story of a group of sisters. Based on Louisa May Alcott’s novel, the story will showcase the problems women had to overcome in previous eras. It’s amazing to see a strong feminist like Watson be a part of it.

Emma Watson plays the role of Meg March. It also stars Lady Bird’s Saoirse Ronan and Florence Pugh. Check out the trailer down below:

 

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