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Ac­tress ANNE HATH­AWAY took on a new role — di­rect­ing two all-male pan­els to high­light how men can en­sure women re­ceive equal pay and end vi­o­lence against women. She said she was unapolo­getic about lead­ing dis­cus­sions with men only at the HeForShe Im­pact Sum­mit.

HeForShe was launched by UN Women at the United Na­tions four years ago with the help of “Harry Pot­ter” ac­tress Emma Wat­son. “To­day the men on stage with me are here be­cause they are throw­ing a huge rock through the glass ceil­ing,” Hath­away, 35, who was ap­pointed a good­will am­bas­sador for UN Women two years ago, told a packed hall in New York. “I want to thank you for giv­ing us the ev­i­dence that we have al­ways known — equal­ity is the only way for­ward,” said the US ac­tress who won an Acad­emy Award in 2013 for her role in ‘Les Mis­er­ables’.

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