"Slumdog Millionaire" star Freida Pinto is fighting for improved women's rights in Africa after a visit to Sierra Leone. The Mumbai-born actress has signed up as a global ambassador for Plan International USA's 'Because I am a Girl' initiative, which aims to provide access to facilities such as clean water, food and education in developing countries, reported Daily Star.
Pinto, 27, visited Sierra Leone last month, and is determined to help bring about a change after the trip. "I have always been a true believer in the power of every individual, especially every girl. Last month, I had the opportunity to travel with Plan to Sierra Leone and see firsthand how investing in a girl transforms an entire community.
"I am truly inspired by the determination and courage of the girls I've met. I am excited to be working with Plan to bring about real change for these for girls and their families. When you invest in a girl, you really can change the world," Pinto said. PTI