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Watch Canadian P.M. Justin Trudeau’s impassioned speech on the importance of feminism

September 22, 2016

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made a surprise appearance at HeForShe’s second anniversary event on Tuesday night, where Emma Watson pinned a HeForShe emblem on his chest before he launched into a passionate speech about the importance of feminism. “There are few causes that I am as passionate about as the one that is at the core of the HeForShe movement,” said the 44-year-old prime minister. “The need for gender equality and the need to have everyone, men and women alike, doing their part to help get us there.”

Trudeau added that the push for women’s equality was not just of benefit to women, but to men as well. “When women and girls get ahead, everyone does better in society,” Trudeau declared. “It’s not just about women’s issues, it’s about all of our issues. And teaching that to our kids is really, really important. Because we know if kids grow up in a more equal world, it is a better world.”

Watch the video of Trudeau’s speech below.

Read the full story at The Huffington Post.


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