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Educating girls first step towards empowerment: Kareena

IANS  |  New Delhi 

Bollywood Khan on Sunday said educating girls should be the first step towards empowering women.

"There is a direct link between a girl being educated and empowered," the 37-year-old said, adding would enable a woman to shoulder the responsibilities of motherhood.

was speaking at an event here organised by Unicef India to discuss the importance of celebrating mothers and their newborns.

"There is a very important need to stress on of the girl child. Pregnancy during adolescence puts both the mother and child in danger and proper will help put a check on it," she said.

The event was organised to mark against the backdrop of Unicef's 'Every Child Alive', a signature neonatal campaign that supports and accelerates Unicef's efforts to eliminate preventable neonatal deaths by 2030, with a focus on the girl child.

"We need to give more emphasis of girl education. They are on their way to become mothers, they need to be given right guidance and right education - this is something we all need to look for," said.

The who will soon be seen in "Veere Di Wedding" also emphasised on the role of the father in parenthood and talked about her husband Khan's contribution in bringing up their first child.

"It is said what a mother can do father can't but there are lot of things that a father can do. And I am lucky to get the support from Saif. Even when I was exhausted after giving birth, I still insisted Saif to keep Taimur attached to his chest, give him the Kangaroo love.

"A father should step in when a mother undergoes changes post delivery. We must champion those fathers and give a shout out to them for their support," she said.



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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 21:22 IST