Emma Watson Speaks Out Against Sexual Assault

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Emma Watson has once again given us a reason to love her.

The actress - who of course played Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movie franchise - stepped far outside the Hollywood spotlight on Wednesday.

She actually spoke at the United Nations.

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During the 71st United Nations General Assembly, Watson shared the first-ever HeForShe university parity report, which included a rundown of 10 universities that have pledged to improve gender equality on campus.

The report compiled key data on women’s representation on campus, outlining a trio of important areas the participating universities need to address.

Watson noted to a rapt audience of attendees that "a good university is like a tiny utopia. It’s a miniature model of how the whole of society could look."

She then went on to focus on the issue of sexual assault across American universities and what needs to happen in order to bring these incidents way down.

"Students should leave university believing in, striving for, and expecting societies of true equality in every sense and that universities have the power to be a vital catalyst for change," she said.

Watson continued:

The university experience must make it clear that the safety of women, minorities and anyone who may be vulnerable, is a right and not a privilege.

A right that will be respected by a community that supports and respects survivors, and recognizes that when one person's safety is violated, the safety of everyone should feel violated.

WATCH EXCERPTS FROM WATSON'S POWERFUL SPEECH BELOW:

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