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‘Black Panther’ star: 130 million girls deprived of education

/ 12:35 AM March 03, 2018

Danai Gurira —INSTAGRAM

“Black Panther” actress Danai Gurira recently talked about her past in Zimbabwe on Instagram, before her family moved to the United States a couple of decades ago.

“Growing up in Harare, Zimbabwe, I would often hear my relatives speak highly about an older uncle or my own grandfather, ‘He was a good man, he sent all his daughters to school, too,’” related Gurira.

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“I witnessed how extraordinary it was for girls to be sent to school back then. Sadly, it’s still a challenge today, with 130 million girls deprived of education, simply because of their gender,” she said.

The actress, who joined the cast of “The Walking Dead” as katana-wielding Michonne in 2012, elaborated on the efforts of ONE campaign, a nonprofit group that fights poverty.

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“@ONEcampaign’s ‘Poverty is Sexist’ movement brings awareness to the education crisis and advocates for those living in the poorest countries in the world where the largest gender gap around access and schooling exists,” Gurira said, asking fans to learn more about the “incredible organization” that is “enacting real change” in her #LoveOurGirls newsletter (Logpledge.org). —OLIVER PULUMBARIT

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