By Tim Saunders on
Nicole Kidman is reportedly to travel to Kenya to raise awareness of women affected by domestic violence.
The Australian actress wants to tour the African country as part of an initiative launched by the United Nations Development Fund for Women. Kidman will visit the Kenyatta Hospital and a school this week as part of her role as a goodwill ambassador for the organization.
“[African women] need and deserve our support,” she said. “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.”
Last month, Kidman addressed Congress about domestic violence on behalf of UNIFEM.
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