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    New Delhi (Sputnik): Indian-American actress and social activist Priyanka Chopra Jonas is standing up for the right to education for girls in a documentary film for the National Geographic Channel.

    In order to break down social barriers, Global Citizen Ambassador Priyanka Chopra has in a National Geographic documentary sought to appeal to people at large that female students’ menstrual cycles should not hold them back from attending school.

    Sharing the cause, Priyanka took to Twitter to spread the word late on Thursday. The actress also posted an Instagram story. 

    The documentary features stories from young girls in South Africa, along with discussions on helping them overcome "period poverty". 

    Priyanka, the goodwill ambassador of UNICEF, talked of making the education of adolescent girls a top priority against barriers like child marriage, gender bias, diseases caused due to improper sanitation, and menstrual hygiene, among others.

    The 37-year-old actress, along with other international celebrities, including Pharrell Williams and Hugh Jackman among others, have come together for a six-part documentary series titled  “Activate” for the National Geographic Channel. It is intended to highlight various issues connected to the root cause of extreme poverty.

    Appreciating Priyanka's efforts towards social causes, her fans extended love and support for the actress.

    Priyanka was recently brutally trolled online for supporting 16-year-old Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, who broke the Internet with her speech at the UN Climate Action Summit held in New York on 23 September.

    When Priyanka appreciated Thunberg for the “much needed punch in the face” of earthlings in regards to the urgency of environmental conservation, netizens called the actress a “hypocrite” who smokes cigars, bursts fire crackers, drives a Rolls-Royce, and flies in private jets.


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