In honour of World Children’s Day, which takes place annually on November 20, lawyer-turned-model Jessica Kahawaty took to Instagram to make a major announcement about her plans to aid the cause for children in need. She is officially one of the founding members of UNICEF’s first Leadership Council, alongside other big names from the region such as influencer Abdulla Al Abdulla, Sheikha Jawaher bint Abdulla Qasimi, and president and managing director of Etoile Group, Ingie Calhoub.
"This role will allow me to assist and support UNICEF in accessing relevant decision makers as well as advising UNICEF executives in contributing creative ideas and leveraging my influence for projects targeting children in need," Kahawaty writes on Instagram.
After posting the announcement, the former Harper’s Bazaar Arabia cover star - who is known for her humanitarian work - posted throwback video footage from her Bangladesh trip in December 2017, where she travelled with UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees) to Rohingya emergency refugee camps.
We're excited to see what her new position as a founding member entails and the positive contributions she'll make in the region.
Press play to watch behind-the-scenes footage of Jessica Kahawaty's Bazaar cover shoot.