Angelique Kidjo – a Role Model for Making Change

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Watched the TV Show ‘Skavlan‘ yesterday. One of the guests was Angelique Kidjo, singer, human rights activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador - What a woman, what a personality and what great insights and thoughts Angelique shared! She came across with so much common sense, compassion, strength and opinionated with passion. I really like her! Her opinions and insights on human rights, the worlds participation/engagement and contribution (or lack of it) for the disempowered and poor countries, the spreading of Ebola and the needed shift of perspective was both interesting and inspiring to hear.

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Angelique Kidjo is a Grammy Award–winning singer-songwriter and activist from Benin, noted for her diverse musical influences and creative music videosTime Magazine has called her “Africa’s premier diva”. The BBC has included Kidjo in its list of the African continent’s 50 most iconic figures. The Guardian has listed her as one of its Top 100 Most Inspiring Women in the World and Kidjo is the first woman to be listed among “The 40 Most Powerful Celebrities In Africa” by Forbes Magazine.

With my own compassion for charity, volunteer work and the contribution for making change, I also want to highlight the dedication that Angelique Kidjo shows in her role as Goodwill Ambassador for UNICEF:

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‘Ms. Kidjo is among the millions who volunteer worldwide every year. From the community health volunteer whose medical know-how reaches the remotest places, to the rescue-trained volunteer who joins government efforts to bring relief when disaster strikes, volunteers are changing lives every day, says UNV Executive Coordinator, Flavia Pansieri. In fact, a recent study of 36 countries estimated that 140 million people engage in volunteer work annually, which taken together, would comprise the 9th largest country in the world.

Through her work with UNICEF, Ms. Kidjo says her respect for UN Volunteers and community volunteers has grown immensely because they inspire lasting change. “People might not remember your name as a volunteer, but they will remember how you have helped them to take the lead in their own life.

If volunteering were better recognized and supported, it would have the power to change many more lives, and even help the world reduce poverty, environmental degradation and other major challenges of our times,” Ms. Pansieri said. “This is our message to the UN Member States. You can join the global effort to show why volunteering matters in the lead-up to International Volunteer Day by sending photos from where you are. Simply visit: http://volunteeringmatters.unv.org and follow as the world lights up with examples of volunteer action from every country in the world.’

So if you feel inspired to try volunteer work and contribute, read more here.

Together we really can make a difference - #expresscompassion (my own incentivized hashtag)

Check out the Skavlan episode here.

Read more about Angelique Kidjo here.

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Oscar de la Renta’s designs will be forever classics.

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Such a empowering message for the day ‪#‎ImaginePeace‬ initiated by Peace One Day

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It is so important with passionate and engaging role models and spokespersons.

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Such a worthy recipient. 
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Have a great weekend bloggy friends! And stay radiant!

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Fantastiskt kul att jag får så varierande moderatoruppdrag. I love it!

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