It is clear that our desi girl is making a name for herself all over the world. Now she has added yet another feather in her cap!
Priyanka Chopra is all set to be honoured with UNICEF's Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award at the Snowflake Ball in December.
So humbled. Thank u @UNICEFUSA for honouring me with the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award at the #UNICEFSnowflake Ball in December! My work with @UNICEF on behalf of all the world's children means everything to me..Here’s to peace freedom & the right to education #ForEveryChild pic.twitter.com/OZ4Qppc1y4— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) June 12, 2019
The Snowflake Ball will be held on 3rd December 2019 in New York City. It is an annual charity gala, celebrating UNICEF’s lifesaving work for children around the world.
UNICEF tweeted the announcement of the award.
BIG NEWS: @UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador @priyankachopra will receive the Danny Kaye Humanitarian Award at our #UNICEFSnowflake Ball this December! An incredible voice for children — including on her recent visit to Ethiopia.— UNICEF USA (@UNICEFUSA) June 11, 2019
More updates to come! pic.twitter.com/FyXvXVpZNR
The award is named after Danny Kaye who was UNICEF’s first Goodwill Ambassador.
Priyanka has been a Goodwill Ambassador since 2006 and was appointed a national and global UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Child Rights in 2010 and 2016 respectively. She is known for her contribution to social causes and for being a mouthpiece for awareness about children’s education, for which she was in Ethiopia last month.
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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.
Thank you to my incredible @UNICEFEthiopia family. I am in awe of your tireless efforts and unwavering commitment to bettering the lives of children around the world. You are my true heroes! Thank you for an inspiring trip and memories that will last a lifetime. 💜 pic.twitter.com/lGZQKzRNI0— PRIYANKA (@priyankachopra) May 25, 2019
She has also been a part of the United Nations’ global ‘Girl Up’ campaign and is closely associated with many NGOs in India to raise awareness about the health, education and safety of girl child in India.