Friday, 10 January 2014

Mary's mission for 2014

The New Year is barely a week old and Crown Princess Mary is off on her travels.  The princess is beginning a three day visit to Myanmar where she will again spend time learning about the plight of those displaced from their homes as she works with the Danish Refugee Council on a visit to Rakhine state on the Bangladesh border.  The princess last year made a high profile and controversial visit to a camp for Syrian refugees in Jordan.

Princess Mary of Denmark is in Myanmar from 10th to 12th January 2014

The princess will also see projects linked to another cause she has promoted - women's rights.  One day of her three day visit will involve seeing a Danish organisation which is helping women with HIV and AIDS.  Princess Mary has never shied away from controversial areas when it comes to picking the areas she most visibly supports and sometimes she has drawn criticism for it.  But her presence, with her international reputation, helps shine a light on some of the most deprived parts of the globe bringing help from others with it.  And this visit to Myanmar shows that Mary's mission for 2014 is the same as 2013 - to keep highlighting the causes she feels most passionately about.

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