Actress Stephanie Linus, becomes UNFPA Regional Ambassador

Favoured Nigerian actress, film director Stephanie Linus Okereke who is also a model has been appointed as the UNFPA Regional Ambassador for West and Central Africa by the United Nations Population Fund at the Eko Hotels and Suites, Victoria Island, Lagos.

"It is my aspiration that access to reproductive health care for women and girls, especially family planning, will be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for," said the elated Stephanie.

She expressed readiness to partner with UNFPA in order to create an enabling environment for women, girls and every young person to fulfill their potential.
"We fought for, not just because of equality, but because we are tired of women dying while giving birth; tired of teenage girls dropping out of school because they got pregnant too early; tired of women not having a choice to decide if, when and how many children they wish to have. I know I am tired of this and is the reason i feel honoured to partner with UNFPA and to use my network to make these issues widely known," the A-List actress said.

 Stephanie Linus Okereke as an ambassador of the UNFPA, will help raise awareness on these several issues and also help to encourage laws to protect the girl child as well as aid investments for young people.