Mup­pet will show re­spect for women

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS -

A NEW mup­pet is join­ing the cast of Afghanistan’s ver­sion of Se­same Street, aim­ing at show­ing boys the im­por­tance of re­spect for women.

The in­tro­duc­tion of Zeerak to the show fol­lows last year’s move to bring in a lit­tle girl char­ac­ter, aimed at in­spir­ing girls in the Mus­lim na­tion.

Zeerak, whose name means “Smart” in Afghanistan’s two of­fi­cial lan­guages, is a four-yearold boy who en­joys study­ing and learn­ing.

Mas­sood San­jer, head of TOLO TV, said: “In a coun­try like Afghanistan, you have to do some lessons for the males to re­spect the fe­males.”

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