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  • Since HeForShe launched in New York last September

  • I think it would be fair to say

  • that my colleagues and I

  • have been stunned by the response

  • The HeForShe conference was watched over 11 million times

  • sparking 1.2 billion social media conversations

  • culminating in the #HeForShe hashtag becoming so popular

  • that Twitter painted it on the walls of its headquarters

  • and men from almost every country in the world

  • signed up to our commitment

  • Everyone, from Desmond Tutu to

  • Prince Harry to Hillary Clinton to Yoko Ono

  • have issued their support or contacted us

  • since September 20th

  • Everything from marathons being run

  • merchandise being created

  • 15-year-old boys writing to national newspapers

  • deploring female discrimination

  • young girls collecting hundreds of signatures

  • It's all happened in the last four months

  • I couldn't have dreamed it

  • but it's happened

  • Thank you so much

  • Thank you so much for watching

  • and thank you so much for your support

  • So what is "Impact 10x10x10"?

  • It's about engaging governments, businesses

  • and universities and having them make concrete

  • commitments to gender equality

  • But I want to hear from the human beings

  • that are behind these organizations

  • I spoke about some of my story in September

  • What are your stories?

  • Girls, who have been your mentors?

  • Parents, did you make sure you treated your children equally?

  • If so, how have you done it?

  • Husbands, have you been supporting your female

  • partner privately so that she can fulfill

  • her dreams, too?

  • Young men, have you spoken up

  • in a conversation when a woman was casually

  • degraded or dismissed?

  • How did this affect you?

  • How did this affect the women you stood up for?

  • Businessmen, have you mentored, supported

  • or engaged women in leadership positions?

  • Writers, have you challenged the language

  • and imagery used to portray women in the media?

  • CEOs, have you implemented the women's empowerment principles in your own company?

  • What change have you seen?

  • Are you someone that has been persuading men

  • to become HeForShes

  • and collecting their signatures for their website?

  • How many have you got?

  • We want to know, we want to hear from you

  • One of the biggest pieces of feedback

  • I've had since my speech

  • is that men and women want to help

  • but they aren't sure how best to do it

  • Men say they've signed the petition. What now?

  • The truth is, the what now is down to you

  • What your HeForShe commitment will be is personal

  • and there is no best way

  • Everything is valid

  • Decide what your commitment is, make it public

  • and then please report back to us on your progress

  • so that we can share your story

  • We want to support, guide and reinforce your efforts

  • IMPACT 10x10x10

  • is about concrete commitments to change

  • the visibility of these commitments

  • and the measurability of them too

  • How has the campaign impacted me so far

  • I have my breath taken away when a fan told me

  • that since watching my speech

  • she has stopped herself being beaten up by her father

  • I've been stunned by the amount of men in my life

  • that have contacted me since my speech

  • to tell me to keep going

  • and that they want to make sure that their daughters will be still alive

  • to see a world where women have parity

  • economically and politically

  • While I would love to claim

  • that this campaign and the results of it

  • are the results of my incredible speechwriting skills

  • I know that it is not, it is because the ground is fertile

  • It is my belief that there is a greater understanding than ever

  • that women need to be equal participants

  • in our homes, in our societies, in our governments

  • and in our workplaces

  • and they know that the world is being held back in every way

  • because they are not

  • Women share this planet 50/50

  • and they are underrepresented

  • their potential astonishingly untapped

  • We are very excited to be launching IMPACT 10X10X10

  • to bring HeforShe into its next phase

  • If you're a HeForShe, and I'm assuming you are

  • because otherwise you'd be in somebody else's press conference right now

  • I'm here to ask you

  • What is the impact you can have?

  • How, what, where, when, and with whom?

  • We want to help, we want to know and we want to here from you

  • Thank you very much

Since HeForShe launched in New York last September

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Emma Watson launches "IMPACT 10x10x10" next phase of the HeForShe at World Economic Forum in Davos

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