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Sesame Street’s first Afghan Muppet empowers girls

With purple skin and an orange nose, her multi-colored braids wrapped in a headscarf, Zari is Sesame Street’s first female, Afghan muppet and she has a message: girl power.

Producers hope the character, who debuted on the local version of the show this month, will provide a much needed boost to gender equality in a country where girls still trail…

Source: Sesame Street’s first Afghan Muppet empowers girls – MIDEAST

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