Hermione the humanitarian : Harry Potter star Emma Watson says she's experienced sexism since she was eight in speech as UN Women Goodwill Ambassador .
Emma Watson attended UN Women HeForShe campaign launch in New York on Saturday, where she delivered a speech calling for men to play a greater role in ending gender inequality .
With her elegant outfit and chic make-up, Emma Watson looks all set for another film premiere . But the 24-year-old Harry Potter star was attending a very different type of photo call – as she continued her work as a UN Goodwill Ambassador.
At the United Nations headquarters, she revealed the sexism she has experienced throughout her life, saying it started at the age of eight when she was branded 'bossy ' for wanting to direct school plays.
She continued: 'At 15 my girlfriends started dropping out of their sports teams because they didn't want to appear 'muscly '...
The UN Women HeForShe campaign aims to get 100,000 men and boys involved in the fight to achieve gender equality.
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will activate an online map to track the progress of countries in promoting equality of the sexes.