Every Child Can Be Ambassador For Change: Sheena Chohan
Sheena bagged a role in national-award winning director Buddhadeb Dasgupta's shorts films 'Mukti' and 'Patralekha' .The actress has also been nominated for Best Actress Award at Shanghai International Film Festival for her movie 'Ant Story'.
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Actress Sheena Chohan of Ant Story fame has been vouching for the inclusion of human rights education in schools to make every child an agent for change.
Chohan joined hands with the Youth for Human Rights International, a non-profit organization, to teach the youths about human rights. She endorses the inclusion of United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights — a historic document on human rights — as a school subject.
"If we can educate every child about human rights, they too can be ambassadors for change," she said.
Chohan's focus is on human rights abuses, including discrimination, sexual abuse, domestic violence, child labour, girls being denied education and infanticide.
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I’m the South Asia Ambassador for United for Human Rights (www.humanrights.com), the largest human rights education program in the world. We’ve educated more than 600 million people on their human rights using films and documentaries. I believe we must make human rights a reality and the first step to that is education. Please watch and share the films at www.humanrights.com and help achieve this important goal. #sheenachohan #humanrights #ambassador #youthforhumanrights #international #actor
"While in school, I saw many violations of human rights around me. I saw many women being denied the right to work, the right to education, the right to freedom of expression and the right to life.
"The worst was that newborns were killed, only because they were girls. These situations gave me a purpose to do something to change this climate of human rights abuse," Chohan told IANS over email before flying off to New York for the 16th annual International Human Rights Summit to be held on June 27-29.
On work front, Chohan had bagged a role in national-award winning director Buddhadeb Dasgupta's shorts films Mukti and Patralekha — based on Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore's work.
The former Miss Kolkata, who made her acting debut with the Malayalam film The Train, co-starring superstar Mammootty in 2011, wrapped up the short film Taken for a Ride, directed and written by Fraser Scott.
She was nominated for the best actress award at the Dubai and Shanghai International Film Festival for Mostofa Sarwar Farooki's Ant Story which recently streamed on Netflix.
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