As UN global goodwill ambassador for women, actress Emma Watson gave a speech to the UN last year launching the “He for She” campaign which encourages men to speak up for women’s rights. The speech inspired many including 18-year-old human rights and education activist, Malala Yousafzai, who has since changed her attitude about feminism.
“It [feminism] has been a tricky word,” says Malala in an interview with Emma Watson. “When I heard it the first time I heard some negative responses and some positive ones. I hesitated in saying am I feminist or not? Then after hearing your speech I decided there’s no way and there’s nothing wrong by calling yourself a feminist. So I’m a feminist and we all should be a feminist because feminism is another word for equality.”