'Their resilience is so inspiring': Priyanka Chopra meets youngsters in Zimbabwe in her role as UNICEF goodwill ambassador... as she speaks out against child sexual violence
She attended the star-studded Met Gala on Monday.
But Priyanka Chopra was far from the glamour of the A-list bash as she visited Zimbabwe in her role as UNICEF goodwill ambassador this week.
The actress, 34, has been sharing photographs on her Instagram page while meeting young children in the south African country.
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Ambassador: Priyanka Chopra has been meeting youngsters in Zimbabwe as part of her role as UNICEF goodwill ambassador
During an interview on Saturday, the Quantico star spoke out about the levels of sexual violence against children taking place in Zimbabwe.
Wearing a simple white top and yellow midi skirt for the interview, she said it was important for her to use her celebrity status in order to speak out against issues affecting vulnerable people across the world.
'I am from India and I have seen wealth and poverty live together all my life,' she said. 'That is the state of the world. That is our reality.'
'Their stories of resilience are so inspiring': The actress has been sharing photographs on her Instagram page while meeting young children in the south African country over the past week
'Champions of change': She later posted another snap of her with a group of young women, who she described as 'amazing'
Important visit: The Quantico star flew into Harare, Zimbabwe, on Wednesday and has been documenting the visit on her social media pages
'It takes people like us who are privileged, who have everything that we may need in abundance, to be able to share it in parts of the world where they may not have that.'
Priyaka described meeting girls who had been thrown out of their homes after being raped as 'an eye-opening experience', adding that girls are being told that it's their fault.
The actress has been documenting her visit to Zimbabwe with Unicef on her social media pages, posting one photograph with two youngsters on Thursday.
She captioned the picture: 'Their stories of resilience are so inspiring.. thank u for sharing with me #EndViolence #thistimeforafrica #bindibonding @unicef'.
Campaigner: During an interview on Saturday, she spoke out about the levels of sexual violence against children taking place in Zimbabwe
'Eye-opening': She described meeting girls who had been thrown out of their homes after being raped, after being told that it was their fault
Later posting another snap of her with a group of young women, she wrote: 'Amazing women who are champions of change.
'This club is adolescent-led, adolescent-driven and adult mentored. So inspiring to see these girls taking charge of their lives and their communities . Thank you.. for including me.'
Her visit to Zimbabwe comes after she attended the Met Gala in New York on Monday, wearing a dramatic Ralph Lauren trench coat on the red carpet.
'So much strength and bravery': Priyanka told the story of three orphans she met, who are being helped by UNICEF
'We cannot ignore what's happening': She said it was important for her to use her celebrity status in order to speak out against issues affecting vulnerable people across the world
The India-born actress is starring in the Baywatch movie adaptation out this month as Victoria Leeds, alongside Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson.
Speaking about her transition from Bollywood to Holldword, she told the Hindustan Times in a recent interview: 'I will definitely never be stereotyped; I am very clear about that. I haven’t done it in India as an actor so I definitely won’t do it abroad.
'This is not to say that I haven’t been offered stereotypical roles because sometimes the kinds of films that come to me are the stereotype of what an Indian girl should be. But now, the films that come to me are varied.'
Glamorous: The actress attended the Met Gala in New York on Monday, wearing a dramatic Ralph Lauren trench coat on the red carpet
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