Watson took to the stage to speak to the gathering of world leaders alongside Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, actor Édgar Ramírez, and others, as the organisation celebrated releasing its first report.
Now we have chosen our favourite (and totally inspiring) quotes from the night.
“It’s not just about women’s issues ― it’s about everyones issues and teaching all our kids that.”
“Little boys are told not to cry, they are told not to fear or turn it into anger.”
“The university experience must tell women that their brain power is valued.”
“My wife and daughters face the same obstacles. I’m not willing to wait another generation for equality.”
“When women and girls get ahead, everyone does better in society.”
“Cultural messages about masculinity that include being tough or disrespecting women, set men up for failure.”
“We need women and girls to succeed because that is how we build engaged communities.”
“Gender equality is a liberation movement for all genders. It’s liberation for anyone who has been stereotyped.”
“The safety of women and minorities and anyone who may be vulnerable is a right and not a privilege, a right that will be respected by a community that believes and supports survivors.”