The Internet Just Found A Never-Before-Seen Video Of Meghan Markle In India
Long before she married Prince Harry and before she knew his name –Meghan Markle was doing major charitable work across the globe. Markle might be the Duchess of Sussex, but she was an advocate for education and gender equality during her years as a Hollywood actress and prior.
Markle has been criticized for everything from her style to the way that she carries herself, but no one can deny that she has a heart for charity. She has dedicated her life to making the world better for other people –women in particular. Now, the internet just dug up proof of Markle’s work and advocacy in a never-before-seen video.
Watch Meghan Markle campaigning for gender equality in India in this never-before-seen video
In 2017 –Markle was working with the World Vision organization. The duchess went to Delhi and Mumbai where she advocated for women’s education. She spoke about the importance of having adequate bathrooms for girls and women. She said, “What we found is that the enrollment at this school went at three times as much once the latrines were build so that girls had access to clean hygiene and bathroom facilities while they’re at school.” According to royals reporter Chris Ship, “In India, 113 million teenage girls are at risk of dropping out of school cos of no basic sanitary facilities.”
After her trip –Markle wrote a think piece for TIME Magazine where she discussed the need to change the conversation about periods and menstrual health across the globe. She wrote,
Wasted opportunity is unacceptable with stakes this high. To break the cycle of poverty, and to achieve economic growth and sustainability in developing countries, young women need access to education. When we empower girls hungry for education, we cultivate women who are emboldened to effect change within their communities and globally. If that is our dream for them, then the promise of it must begin with us. Period.
Is Meghan Markle a feminist?
The Duchess of Sussex is a feminist and her years of work with women and young girls certainly solidifies her credentials. When she spoke at the UN on International Women’s Day 2015, she said, “I am proud to be a woman and a feminist.”
Markle’s work with women has been a global endeavor. During her time at the UN, the duchess worked with the New York office to understand the organization’s day-to-day work. Using the tools that she learned the mother-to-be embarked on a learning mission trip to Rwanda where she met female parliamentarian leaders in Kigali and visited the Gihembe refugee camp. While visiting the refugee camp the Suits alum spoke with women who were working on leadership and empowerment at a grassroots level.
What is a feminist?
People get very bogged down by the definition of feminism and what a feminist is, but it’s really very simple. In her book, We Should All Be Feminist author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, explained, “Feminist: a person who believes in the social, political, and economic equality of the sexes.”
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