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This article was originally published in Teen Vogue on January 28, 2020. You can access the original article here: https://www.teenvogue.com/story/penn-badgley-you-women.

In Teen Vogue’s interview with Tahirih Ambassador, Penn Badgley, he discusses his work on gender-based violence and advocacy for women and girls seeking asylum. Badgely also spoke about his recent visit to a detention facility by the U.S.-Mexico border with a delegation from Tahirih.

Penn Badgley tells Teen Vogue,

The seed of this is my friendship with the founder of the Tahirih Justice Center, Layli Miller-Muro, and the shared ideals that we hold sacred, including equality among women and men — the latent equality of women and men because it doesn’t yet exist…There are so many facets to the ways we learn about ourselves, and then therefore treat ourselves and others; the stories that young boys and girls learn about themselves, and the way that that translates into the ways they treat each other.

Read full article here. See additional coverage by NBC News and Marie Claire.