South Korean Actress On Empowering Girls & Their Education

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Renowned South Korean actress Baek Jin-hee hopes that one day India will be free from the stigma of girl child discrimination. During her recent visit to India, she interacted with girls from different marginalised sections of society and discussed with them issues like the importance of education and personal hygiene.

Baek is the ambassador for ‘Because I am a Girl’ (BIAAG) campaign in Korea. It is a global initiative that works towards promoting girls’ rights, empowerment and fighting injustice towards them.

A staunch believer of girls’ rights, Baek Jin-hee has been constantly trying to work for the uplift of girls across the world. She said, “It is a collective effort, and all of us should work together to elevate the status of girls in society. The fight for their empowerment, social justice and equality must not be limited to one nation only. I hope that one day, all Indian girls have the opportunity to get good education and live in a secure environment.”

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I hope that one day all Indian girls have the opportunity to get good education and live in a secure environment – Baek Jin-hee

She drew parallels between the condition of girls living in India and the ones in other parts of the world. According to her, concerted efforts are needed to make the world a better place for them.

Plan India, the NGO working towards elevating the status of children across the world, had invited Baek Jin-hee. Plan’s executive director, Bhagyashri Dengle, said, “We are extremely happy to have Baek Jin-hee to visit the Plan programmes in India as she is a role model for millions of girls around the world. Being the ambassador of the ‘Because I am a Girl campaign’ for Plan International, Korea, she is an intrinsic part of a global initiative that addresses issues of gender inequality and promotes rights of girls.”

Baek Jin-hee is well-known for her stellar acting skills in movies like Festival, Pride and Prejudice and Rockin’ on Heaven’s Door.

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