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6 women who paved the way for Millie Bobbie Brown to become a UNICEF Ambassador

Millie Bobbie Brown: “It’s a huge honor to join such an impressive list of people who have supported UNICEF over the years.”

November 20, 2018

Millie Bobby Brown has been named UNICEF’s latest Goodwill Ambassador, a title bestowed upon cultural icons, from athletes to movie stars, who strive to use their platform and influence for the issues they believe in across the world. In Brown’s case, that’s children’s rights, which includes issues such as “lack of education, safe places to play and learn, and the impact of violence, bullying and poverty.”

Brown’s advocacy for issues affecting youth seems to be the perfect fit, as at 14 years old (making her the youngest-ever UN Ambassador), she’s the perfect age to properly speak on behalf of those affected by these issues. “It’s a huge honor to join such an impressive list of people who have supported UNICEF over the years. I am looking forward to meeting as many children and young people as I can,” said the Stranger Things actress.

Millie obviously isn’t the only person to use her fame for good—in fact, she’s joining the ranks of plenty of other celebrities eager to use their fame to do the right thing, including plenty of strong women. We’ve rounded up 6 other boss ladies who Millie is joining the ranks of as a UN Goodwill Ambassador.

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