SEATTLE — While many actors are memorable for their movie roles, these five humanitarian actors are also recognized for their initiatives in promoting fair trade, human rights, global education, earth preservation and affordable health care.
In 2014, the famous “Harry Potter” actress Emma Watson was given the title of Goodwill Ambassador for U.N. Women. Watson’s role focuses on empowering young women through the U.N.’s HeForShe campaign, which promotes gender equality.
HeForShe was only Watson’s latest advocacy efforts for girl’s empowerment. She was named a Camfed International Ambassador in 2012. Camfed International is an organization supporting girls’ education in rural Africa.
Watson also promotes the use of fair trade, organic clothing and sustainable fashion. At this year’s Met Gala, she wore a Calvin Klein dress made of recycled plastic bottles to the prestigious fashion event.
– Veronica Ung-Kono