Emma Watson urges men to join gender equality battle
Emma Watson is to host a special event on 8 March, International Women's Day, to address gender inequality issues

Actress Emma Watson, the UN Women Goodwill Ambassador is hosting a live Q&A. The Harry Potter star shared details of the event via a video post on her Facebook page.

The discussion will take place at 5pm in London is support of the HeForShe campaign.

The event is sold out, but audiences can watch the event which will be live streamed on Facebook.

The 24-year-old will be answering questions on gender equality.

Introducing the Q&A, Watson said: "Thank you so much for all of your support and participation so far. It's been absolutely amazing."

Watch the event live at 5pm on Facebook

HeForShe conversation with Emma Watson
Harry Potter star Emma Watson is hosting a live HeForShe Q&A in London.Facebook: Emma Watson

"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.'"