Freida Pinto Named Global Brand Ambassador for Plan International Campaign

Posted Friday August 17, 2012 7:35 AM GMT

She’s best known for her amazing acting prowess, but Freida Pinto isn’t content to sit back and let her fellow females fall through the cracks.

The “Slumdog Millionaire” star is the new face of Plan International’s Because I Am A Girl campaign, and it’s a cause very close to her heart.

Freida explained, “Educate and empower a girl and she will help build a stronger community. Ask them what their dreams are and they will…tell you that they want to be accountants, doctors, journalists, politicians — but only after they say that they dream of a place that is rid of gender inequality.”

Additionally, Ms. Pinto shared that the whole project has been mutually beneficial- “I was asked by a journalist in Sierra Leone, what hope can I give these girls to which I said, ‘To be very honest, these girls have given me hope.’”

Photo Credit: Plan International

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