UN Women Goodwill Ambassador Anne Hathaway

Anne Hathaway. Photo: Warner Bros. Entertainment/Brian Bowen Smith
Anne Hathaway. Photo: Warner Bros. Entertainment/Brian Bowen Smith

Award-winning American actor and long-standing supporter of girls’ and women’s rights, Anne Hathaway, was appointed as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in June 2016. Ms. Hathaway will dedicate her efforts to raise awareness on the issue of unequal burden of care work in the home and advocate for affordable childcare services and shared parental leave.

When it comes to equality, Ms. Hathaway is a committed voice for change. She has previously served as an advocate for Nike Foundation to raise awareness against child marriage. In 2013 she provided the narration on ‘Girl Rising,’ a CNN documentary film, which focused on the power of female education as it followed seven girls around the world who sought to overcome obstacles and follow their dreams.

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

About Anne Hathaway

Passionate about charitable causes, Ms. Hathaway has worked with The Girl Effect, World of Children, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and is a board member of The Lollipop Theatre Network. 

Both an actress and a producer, Ms. Hathaway has received an Academy Award, Golden Globe, Screen Actors Guild and British Academy of Film and Television Arts award for best supporting actress in Tom Hooper’s “Les Misérables”. Other notable film credits include “The Intern”, “Interstellar”, “The Dark Knight Rises”, “Rachel Getting Married” (Academy Award nomination), “The Devil Wears Prada”, “Brokeback Mountain” and “The Princess Diaries” franchise. Her theatrical credits include “Grounded”, “Twelfth Night” and “Carnival”.