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Kidman on Kenyan mission to fight domestic violence

Nov 05, 2009 | 6:15am EST

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.”

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