Sweden: Loreen wants to make a difference

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Since her victory at the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012, Loreen has been busy with her career, but she also found time to work on a few human rights and charity projects. In an interview with the Huffington Post, she states she wants to make a difference in the world.

When she was in Baku, where the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest was held, Loreen already spoke to some human rights organizations. Since then, she joined several groups to work for democracy issues and rights for the gay community in several countries in Eastern Europe. At the moment, she works for the Swedish organization Afghan Committee to build schools in Afghanistan. She recently travelled to the country to help with these projects.

Loreen believes people should take more responsibility for each other these days. She explains, one of the reasons she is involved in charity work, is because her family in Morocco is still poor. Seeing this poverty as a young girl made the singer conscious about these problems in the world.

Loreen won Eurovision in 2012 with her song Euphoria. The song became a hit after the contest and Loreen released her album Heal a few months later. Earlier this year she released the single We got the power, which she performed at this year’s Eurovision in Malmö.

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