Child Labor

El Economista | Maite Perroni entre las más poderosas de People en Español

El Economista 

Nueva York, 31 ago (EFEUSA).- La revista People en Esañol dio a conocer hoy su lista de las mujeres más poderosas y entre ellas figuran las cantantes Gloria Estefan y Maite Perroni y la directora de Política Nacional en la Casa Blanca, Cecilia Muñoz.

De acuerdo con la revista de espectáculos, estas latinas elegidas son líderes en el mundo del entretenimiento, las comunicaciones, los negocios y la política.

También incluye a Elena de Avalor, la primera princesa hispana de Disney, así como a la veterana periodista María Celeste Arrarás, las atletas Mónica Puig, medalla de oro en tenis en las Olimpiadas de Río y Laurie Hernández, también presea de oro como parte del equipo de gimnasia de EE.UU.

Alejandra Espinosa, primera reina del reality "Nuestra belleza latina" y las actrices Elizabeth Gutiérrez, Gaby Espino y Selenis Leyva y Lili Estefan, presentadora del programa de espectáculos "El Gordo y la Flaca" están además entre las más poderosas, de la edición especial de octubre.

La mexicana Espinoza, a la que la revista identifica como "la reina mediática", presentadora del concurso "La banda" producido por Ricky Martin, agrega a esa lista que toma también clases de actuación para esa nueva faceta en su carrera.

"Siempre he pensado que Dios tiene un plan para todos nosotros. He logrado tantas cosas en mi vida que yo misma me sorprendo", indicó Espinoza, de 29 años.

De la exRBD Maite Perroni, "la rebelde con causa" y que ha desarrollado una carrera como actriz, la revista destaca que se unió a la campaña de la Fundación Panamericana para el Desarrollo de la Organización de Estados Americanos (OEA) para erradicar el trabajo infantil.

"Los niños deben tener la libertad de vivir su vida en salud,

en juego, en aprendizaje, en familia, en amor", dijo la actriz y cantante de 33 años, que ha llamado "Love" a su gira de conciertos de su segundo disco en solitario, que saldrá al mercado en otoño, según esta edición especial

La edición especial de octubre, con la esperada lista, tiene en su portada a los actores Marjorie de Souza y Julián Gil que esperan su primer hijo.

Maite Perroni Joins PADF to Fight Child Labor in Latin America and Caribbean

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Upcoming global campaign to raise awareness among youth and families about child labor

Washington, D.C. (July 20, 2016) The Pan American Development Foundation (PADF), the humanitarian arm of the Organization of American States (OAS), is joining forces with Mexican actress and singer Maite Perroni to combat child trafficking globally. More than 168 million children and youth between the ages of 5-17 years of age are affected by labor exploitation, and most do not complete secondary education.

Child labor does not solve the problems of poverty or meet the financial needs of families. Instead it violates the rights of children to have access to education, health, leisure activities, and to a healthy development. Through this initiative, PADF seeks to unite the efforts of governments, the private sector and civil society to create awareness in communities, particularly among young people so they can join and become agents of change.

“Education is a fundamental right that allows the development of all of us not only as individuals but also as a society in general,” said Maite Perroni.  “My dream is that all children in Latin America and the Caribbean will have access to education, so that they can ensure a better future for themselves, their families and society. Children who have an education help their countries achieve economic and social progress. All youth deserve the opportunity to have a healthy and hopeful future,” Perroni said.

The aim of the campaign, which will start first in Latin America and the Caribbean, where more than 5.7 million children are still under conditions of child labor, is to raise awareness among those that make up the social environment of children and adolescents to encourage them to provide integral access to education in order to foster better future opportunities, reduce poverty, and improve welfare conditions for all communities. The campaign will launch in early October, during a press conference and through Maite Perroni’s web and social media platform. In addition, public service announcements (PSAs) will be broadcast via television, social media networks and radio stations in Spanish, English, Portuguese and French.

“This is an opportunity to raise awareness especially among young people whose powerful and viral voices can carry this message and have a big impact around the world. Through this new initiative in partnership with Maite Perroni we will educate and change public perceptions,” said Hearly Mayr, Director of Communications and Public Affairs at PADF. “Even before her professional career started, Maite has been recognized as an example of excellence and achievement. She has overcome many challenges to achieve great success, always serving as a role model and source of inspiration for youth. She’s the ideal ambassador for this campaign,” added Mayr. 

PADF has a long history of working on the issue of child labor. Most recently in 2013, PADF partnered with the Mexican government, private sector partners and civil society organizations to launch the “Mexico Without Child Labor” campaign, an initiative which contributed to the reduction of child labor cases in Mexico by more than 500,000 and won the "Global Awareness Award" at the World Media Festival in Germany.

Corporate sponsors and public figures interested to join this campaign and for more information, contact Maria-Esmeralda Paguaga, Office of Innovation & Strategy at PADF (mepaguaga@padf.org).

Press contact:
Emily Haile, Office of Communications, PADF
+1(202) 458-6410 |  ehaile@padf.org