Jodie Whittaker on the importance of the Action Aid No Girl Afraid campaign

It’s not long now until we get to see Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor. It seems she is already embodying the Doctor’s spirit of kindness with her support for Action Aid. She is an Action Aid UK ambassador and has been sponsoring children in Afghanistan since 2013.

Jodie Whittaker is supporting the Action Aid ‘No Girl Afraid’ campaign. The campaign, running this Christmas, seeks to help young lives affected by war and conflict. Jodie has written a blog post and recorded a video explaining her involvement and the importance of the campaign. These can be found here.

In the blog, Jodie mentions how she has been involved in Action Aid, sponsoring two children in Afghanistan. She also details the importance of the current campaign.

“When a country is hit by conflict, those living in extreme poverty often suffer most and girls are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence and exploitation. All around the world millions of girls are living in fear. Left without basic services like light and heat, facing a season of hardship and trauma, many are afraid to leave their homes. ActionAid provides support to girls living in conflict, and their local staff are crucial to the way they work.”

For more information or to sponsor a child this Christmas please head to the No Girl Afraid page.



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