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IN PICTURES | After Making A Stunning Cannes Debut, Priyanka Chopra Spends Time With Refugee Children In Ethiopia

Written By Diyali Banerjee | Mumbai | Published:

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  • Indian actress Priyanka Chopra who recently stole all the limelight with her appearances at the Cannes Film Festival 2019, is now on a visit to Ethiopia, East Africa.
  • The global icon who serves as UNICEF's Goodwill Ambassador was seen embracing her duties with utmost sincerity.

Indian actress Priyanka Chopra who recently stole all the limelight with her appearances at the Cannes Film Festival 2019, is now on a visit to Ethiopia, East Africa. The global icon who serves as UNICEF's Goodwill Ambassador was seen embracing her duties with utmost sincerity as she shared a number of pictures from her visit on Instagram. Recently, she met the President of Ethiopia, Sahle-Work Zewde, the first woman to hold the office.

Expressing her gratitude, Priyanka posted a picture with the president on social media and wrote, "I had the honor of meeting Madam President Sahle-Work Zewde, the first female president of Ethiopia. Her fierce commitment to the empowerment and advancement of women is unprecedented. Ethiopia #AChildIsAChild #ForEveryChild."

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The 36-year-old actor also shared a few other videos and pictures from the visit where she can be seen dancing and sharing light moments with local kids. She wrote in one of her posts, "Dance is such an important part of Ethiopian culture. Wherever I have been so far...even though we don't speak each other's languages the joy that has been shared through dance has bonded me with this amazing country forever."

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This is Hasina (15), she is a 7th grade student who loves to go to school. She used to live with her sister and her husband, and without her knowing, her sisters’ husband was arranging her marriage to one of his friends...she was 12 at the time. One day when the man visited her house to pester her parents to marry her, she escaped to a friends house and the next day went to one of the community-based child’s marriage prevention platforms (alone), which she had heard about at school. She asked herself, if She married now, would she ever go back to school again? Hasina loves learning and wasn’t willing to trade her education or freedom for anything.That gave her the courage to stand up for herself. The community, along with the authorities, stepped in and stopped the marriage. The man was charged. It’s important to understand that it takes an immense amount of courage to go against these cultural “norms” that have existed for centuries. Hasina is a very brave girl. It was so heartening to see the elders in the community learning from the examples these young girls are setting, standing up against child marriage and female genital mutilation/cutting. Education gave these girls that perspective. This community is an example of how change is possible. FEMALE RIGHTS ARE HUMAN RIGHTS. To make a difference and learn more about @Unicef’s efforts, visit UNICEF. Link in bio.

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Priyanka made her debut on the red carpet of Cannes 2019 in a white gown with a flowing cape.

Apart from gracing the red carpet, she also stole some romantic moments with her husband Nick Jonas at the gala.

On the work front, Priyanka recently concluded shooting for Shonali Bose's 'The Sky is Pink', and was last seen on screen in Netflix's 'Isn't it Romantic'.

 

 

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