Kidman on Kenyan mission to fight domestic violence

Kidman on Kenyan mission to fight domestic violence

Just last month (Oct09), the star testified before lawmakers at the U.S. Congress to talk about violence against woman across the world, admitting that Hollywood “probably” played a role in contributing to acts of aggression.

And now the Moulin Rouge! actress is raising the issue on a tour of the African country, as part of an initiative launched by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).

Kidman will visit the Kenyatta Hospital and a school on Friday (06Nov09) as part of her role as a goodwill ambassador for the organisation.

Encouraging the support of women in Africa, she says, “These champions need and deserve our support. Not with a box of band-aids, but with a comprehensive, well-funded approach that acknowledges that women’s rights are human rights. It is time for policies that intentionally involve society’s key communities – from health and education departments to the police and judiciary – to deliver on that commitment. To succeed, it requires political will at the highest levels.”