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Priyanka Chopra Comes Forward For ‘Girl’ Empowerment

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Right after turning a million heads on the red carpet of the 69th Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, UNICEF’s Global Goodwill Ambassador, Priyanka Chopra headed to the New York City to attend the UN Global Goals Award. There she met Muzoon Almellehan, who is the youngest goodwill ambassador of UNICEF. Priyanka chose to wear an elegant white gown for the event. She spoke about the importance of empowering girls and their right to education at the event.

In the words of Mahatma Gandhi… “If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.” It was an honor to speak at the UN Global Goals Awards on the importance of empowering girls; addressing global leaders and influencers from the United Nations, philanthropy, media, non-profits and business. We all need to come together and work to empower, educate, create opportunities and impart skill sets so that we can be their catalysts for change and to help them build their brave new world. If possible, a safe one where they can live their dreams and laugh together as one.  I had the opportunity to meet @muzoonalmellehan, @unicef’s youngest goodwill ambassador, who is doing such amazing work advocating education for Syrian girls. All in all, this was a very inspiring and uplifting night. #GlobalGoals #UNGA #ForEveryChild Please swipe for more.

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Priyanka shared her experience of the event on her social media account. She uploaded a photo and captioned it as, “In the words of Mahatma Gandhi … ‘If we are to teach real peace in this world and if are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.’ It was an honor to speak at the UN Global Goals Awards on the importance of empowering girls; addressing global leaders and influencers from the United Nations, philanthropy, media, non-profits, and business. We all need to come together and work to empower, educate, create opportunities and impart skill sets so that we can be their catalysts for change and to help them build their brave new world. If possible, a safe one where they can live their dreams and laugh together as one.”

Priyanka also uploaded a photo with the youngest goodwill ambassador and wrote, “I had the opportunity to meet @muzoonalmellehan, @unicef’s youngest goodwill ambassador, who is doing such amazing work advocating education for Syrian girls. All in all, this was a very inspiring and uplifting night. #GlobalGoals #UNGA #ForEveryChild.”

To acknowledge the efforts of the girls who are changing their lives for good, an awards ceremony was organized where Priyanka presented the Leadership Award to an Indian girl Ria Sharma, who has been working for the rights and empowerment of the acid attack survivors under her organization, Make Love Not Scars (MLNS).

Honored to have participated in the Global Goals Awards tonight at the UN General Assembly in NYC. These awards highlight the role girls play in changing their lives and in making progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Equally proud to have presented the Leadership Award to the amazing @ria13sharma from India for her stellar work for acid attack survivors. Ria founded Make Love Not Scars (MLNS) which is an organization that actively supports survivors of acid attacks physically and mentally, and campaigns to raise awareness of the issue. Ria’s efforts are contributing to change the lives of many women who have survived acid attacks. MLNS have ensured that survivors receive free treatment under the Supreme Court order for the welfare of acid victims passed in April 2015. #globalgoals #unga #foreverychild @unicef Please swipe for more.

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Priyanka Chopra, on her social media account wrote, “Honored to have participated in the Global Goals Awards tonight at the UN General Assembly in NYC. These awards highlight the role girls play in changing their lives and in making progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Equally proud to have presented the Leadership Award to the amazing @ria13sharma from India for her stellar work for acid attack survivors,”

 

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