Anne Hathaway Named Goodwill Ambassador for U.N. Women

The 'Alice Through the Looking Glass' star will work with United Nation to advance gender equality around the world.

AceShowbiz - Anne Hathaway joins the likes of Angelina Jolie and Emma Watson to lend her star powers for United Nation. The "Alice Through the Looking Glass" actress has been appointed as a global goodwill ambassador for U.N. Women.

She will put the spotlight on the issue of the unequal burden of care work in the home as one of the key barriers to gender equality, working internationally to advance the adoption and implementation of policies that will bring measurable change. These include affordable childcare services and shared parental leave at both government and corporate levels.

"I feel honoured and inspired by this opportunity to aid in advancing gender equality. Significant progress has already been made but it is time that we collectively intensify our efforts and ensure that true equality is finally realized," Hathaway says.

Anne Hathaway is a passionate support of gender equality. In 2013, she visited Kenya and Ethiopia to raise awareness on child marriage. She also narrated CNN documentary "Girl Rising" which followed seven girls around the globe who fought for their dreams.

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