International Women's Day 2015: Emma Watson set for live #HeForShe Q&A - how to watch it from home

The actress will take questions on her viral campaign in London at 5pm

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The Independent Online

Anyone wanting to celebrate International Women’s Day with the newly-crowned queen of gender equality, Emma Watson, your chance has come.

The English actress is also the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador and, as such, she will be hosting a live Q&A to address the global issue later this afternoon.

Watson shared details of the event via a video post on her Facebook page last week, but for those of you who missed it, here’s all you need to know:

1) The discussion will be held at 5pm in London in support of Watson’s He For She campaign (more on that below)

2) It is now too late to bag a seat in the audience as the deadline was 12pm last Wednesday, but you can tune in to watch it on Facebook

3) You can see Watson invite you to join her and say “exciting” a lot here

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The 24-year-old has spearheaded the He For She campaign since last September, when the hashtag went viral on social media.

The worthwhile project fights to get men on board supporting women in the battle for gender equality across the world.

 

“This is the first campaign of its kind at the UN: we want to try and galvanize as many men and boys as possible to be advocates for gender equality. And we don’t just want to talk about it, but make sure it is tangible,” Watson said in her impassioned launch speech at the World Economic Forum.

“I was appointed six months ago and the more I have spoken about feminism the more I have realized that fighting for women’s rights has too often become synonymous with man-hating.

“If there is one thing I know for certain, it is that this has to stop. For the record, feminism by definition is: ‘The belief that men and women should have equal rights and opportunities. It is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes.'”

Last month, Watson posted an open letter to actor Steve Carell thanking him for wearing #HeForShe cufflinks at the Oscars.

The 120 audience members for today’s Q&A were selected after the public were asked to submit accounts of what they have done to advance gender equality.

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