Anne Hathaway Named Global Ambassador for UN Women

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Anne Hathaway has another big role ahead as the new ambassador of UN Women!

The actress was named as a global goodwill ambassador by the UN, and was applauded for her support of women’s rights. “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,” said UN Women Executive Director Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka.

In this role, Anne will highlight women’s work at home caring for their families as a key barrier to equality. She’ll argue that parental leave for both mothers and fathers and childcare services are two important ways for employers “to demonstrate that they understand the value of their staff — both male and female.”

Anne said in a statement that she is “honored and inspired by this opportunity to aid in advancing gender equality.” She also added, “Significant progress has already been made but it is time that we collectively intensify our efforts and ensure that true equality is finally realized.”

I’m sure Anne will shine in this role! She has already been active in women’s and girl’s rights worldwide, so this new assignment is perfect for her.

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