Freida Pinto took to the skies above London to help launch the first-ever UN Day of the Girl.
The Slumdog Millionaire and Planet of the Apes actress was on the EDF Energy London Eye – which is hosting an all-female takeover.
Led by Southbank Center and global charity Plan UK, the takeover marks the launch of WOW Girls, a day of activities to help highlight girls’ inequality around the world.
“I grew up in Mumbai and have seen the inequality faced by girls,” says Freida. “I was blessed but millions aren’t.”
“They face being pulled out of school, married early and having children before they’re ready – and, in some cases, not being born at all since girls are unfortunately considered to be worthless.”
“Girls across the world should have the right to decide their own futures. That’s why on the first-ever UN Day of the Girl, I’m supporting Plan’s call to make girls’ education a priority. Raise your hand if you believe the same.”
Award-winning designers, artists, actors, film directors and athletes are among an array of women speed mentoring 180 schoolgirls on the Eye.