Anne Hathaway Named Goodwill Ambassador For U.N. Women

Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Anne Hathaway was named the global Goodwill Ambassador for U.N. Women this week.

On Wednesday, the 33-year-old actress was appointed as an ambassador of the U.N. for her work with promoting “gender equality and women empowerment,” according to the Page Six. (RELATED: Anne Hathaway Criticizes The Kardashians, Then Deletes It)

Hathaway said she was “honored and inspired by this opportunity to aid in advancing gender equality.”

“Significant progress has already been made but it is time that we collectively intensify our efforts and ensure that true equality is finally realized,” Hathaway said.

Hathaway, who had her first child in April, will reportedly focus issues such as unpaid leave, wage gaps and lack of affordable childcare, according to another report.

“The ‘motherhood penalty’ is a particularly insidious demonstration of gender inequality in the workplace,” Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the execute director of the United Nations, said in a statement.

“The appointment of Anne is timely because this year UN Women is driving hard to foster more positive mindsets and practical arrangements around workplaces that build and support equality for women.”