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UAE offers Rs 700 crore for Kerala        When nature let us go there, I plan to help people rebuild their homes, says Rohini        Bodies found as flood recedes        SC judges to contribute to Kerala flood relief fund        28 more services from Trivandrum International airport        Rahul Gandhi Demands More Fund, Kiren Rijiju Says 'no Politics'        West Bengal govt to give Rs 10 crore for Kerala flood relief: Mamata Banerjee        6.9 magnitude earthquake hit Indonesia's Lombok        12 of Imran’s 21 cabinet members held key posts during Musharraf regime        India bowl out England for 161 at tea        Kerala flood: Papa CJ expressed his willingness to perform at fund-raiser programmes        Declare Kerala floods a national disaster: Rahul Gandhi asks PM        PM announces an interim relief of Rs 500 Cr        PM's aerial survey called off        Centre to Supreme Court: ‘Decision taken to reduce Mullaperiyar water level’        Swami Agnivesh assaulted on way to pay homage to Atal Bihari Vajpayee in New Delhi        Imran Khan Elected New Pakistan PM, Seen In Tears After Vote        'He's innocent': US threatens more sanctions on Turkey if pastor not freed        Kerala floods: Sanju Samson contributes Rs 15 lakhs towards relief fund        Pregnant woman airlifted by Navy gave birth to baby boy        
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Entertainment News
Women being vocal is still new to the world: Priyanka Chopra
 
(New Delhi, Apr 12, 2018): Priyanka Chopra believes that women have started to stand up against gender biases but the world is still not able to digest them being "vocal" about their choices.

The 35-year-old Bollywood star, who is having a dream run in Hollywood, says the movements like #MeeToo and Times's Up prove that women across the globe have been facing challenges and India is no different.

"Gender equality and women empowerment are global issues. Every country has its cultural problems. But women's health and women's rights are global problems. I live in America and in India as well. And because women are going through problems across the globe we have #MeToo campaign and women coming out. Women being vocal is still new to the world," Priyanka told PTI in an interview.

"As a society, we need to focus on what are we doing for our women and children."

The actor, who is a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador and has been attached with the organisation for over a decade, was on a 16-hour-long trip to India to formally introduce the 2018 Partners' Forum, a platform which works towards improving the health and well-being of women, children and adolescents.

The Forum will be hosted by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India in collaboration with the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (PMNCH) this December.

In it's fourth edition, the forum will bring together over 1200 participants from 100 countries.

Priyanka, who was in Delhi in December last year to support a similar initiative by UNICEF, says she is passionate about the cause and never misses a chance to promote it.

"I am very passionate and emphatic about the causes I support. Whatever I can do to bring people's attention to this forum I will do it. This forum is not about supporting a cause. It is a way of life. It is how things should be," she says.

Also present at the event were Union Minister Health and Family Welfare, Jagat Prakash Nadda and Former President of Republic of Chile and incoming board chair of PMNCH, Michelle Bachelet Jeria.(PTI)


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KERALA NEWS
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When nature let us go there, I plan to help people rebuild their homes, says Rohini
Bodies found as flood recedes
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
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