Priyanka Chopra Jonas spends time in Ethiopia with refugee children

After enthralling fans with her fashion game at the Cannes Film Festival 2019, actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas is currently in Ethiopia spending time with refugee children
Priyanka Chopra Jonas spends time in Ethiopia with refugee childrenPriyanka Chopra Jonas spends time in Ethiopia with refugee children
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Priyanka took to social media to share a series of photographs and videos of herself with the children from her philanthrophic tour as Unicef's Goodwill Ambassador in Addis Ababa. She also met Sahle-Work Zewde, the first female president of the country.

 

The "Quantico" actress is seen interacting, dancing and playing with the children in the videos. She also highlighted the issues of poverty, sexual violence and child marriage through her posts. 

 

Sharing the story of a 15-year-old girl, Priyanka spoke about the importance of education for girls.

 

She wrote: "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 friend's 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."

 

Priyanka tried the traditional Ethiopian dance and said that she has "bonded" with the country over the joy she shared through dancing. 

 

Praising Zewde, Priyanka said: "Her fierce commitment to the empowerment and advancement of women is unprecedented. She also has a global perspective for the development of her country - Ethiopia is the second largest host country of refugees in Africa, they've taken in just under 1 million.

 

"She is pushing for policies that provide people with access to education and other essential needs so they can improve their familial economic situation and hence the economy of Ethiopia."

 

Last year, Priyanka visited Bangladesh to meet Rohingya children.

Comments

Fake show? people like you are so bad and evil, she is doing this work for many years, and works hard.
who are you , can you see the future, speeks about fake wedding.

I really feel sad how people think. She works so hard to earn her money. She can spend it on her wedding the way she wants coz its every girl’s dream. I’m sure she donates to charity and she gives her time to these kids, leaving the comfort of her home. It makes a difference when she highlights these issues coz she is a celebrity and the world donates. Celebrities don’t have to donate all their money coz they earn it the hard way.

Now she starts next fake show to stay in the news. If she really would have interest in refugee kids she would not have wasted so much money for a fake wedding.

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