“Being asked to serve as UN Women’s Goodwill Ambassador is truly humbling,” Watson, 24, said in a statement.
“Women’s rights are something so inextricably linked with who I am, so deeply personal and rooted in my life, that I can’t imagine an opportunity more exciting,” she said.
Watson’s films have grossed more than $5.4 billion worldwide over the past decade, according to the Internet Movie Database. She graduated from Brown University in May with a bachelor’s degree in English literature.
Other UN Women goodwill ambassadors include Oscar-winning actress Nicole Kidman and Thailand’s Princess Bajrakitiyabha Mahidol. (Reuters)