Wembley actress named as ambassador for Childreach International charity

07:00 30 July 2014

Neerja Naik has become an ambassadors for children’s rights organisation Childreach International.

Neerja Naik has become an ambassadors for children’s rights organisation Childreach International.


A Wembley actress has been named as an international ambassador for a children’s charity to mark World Day Against Trafficking in Persons.

Neerja Naik will campaign on behalf of Childreach International against the trafficking of youngsters who are often forced into prostitution.

The Cambridge University graduate who trained at Drama Centre London, will take on the role alongside American actress Seirah Royin.

Both women star in the film Sold, which tells the story of a 13-year-old Nepalese girl called Lakshmi who is trafficked across the Indian border and sold to a brothel in Kolkata.

The film has partnered with the charity to launch the TaughtNotTrafficked campaign to raise funds so they can introduce a programme in high risk areas of like Nepal to keep children in education, one of the single biggest factors to making them less vulnerable to trafficking.

Miss Naik, who plays a trafficked girl Anita in the film, said, “There was a moment during filming Sold, when the reality of the horror of subjecting a thirteen-year-old girl to forced prostitution hit me, and my heart burned with indignation at the estimated 200,000 Nepali girls forced to work in brothels in India.

“I wanted to help do something, and am hugely honoured and excited to be working with Childreach International.”

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