Nicole Kidman, UNIFEM Goodwill Ambassador
Human Rights Update: Take a Stand in the Global Fight to End Violence Against Women -- Your Simple Signature Will Help Raise $100,000 for UNIFEM; It Will Cost You Nothing But the Time to Type Your Name
By Richard Power
Protecting and empowering women, children and indigenous people is one of Words of Power's major areas of focus, and the United Nations Fund for Women (UNIFEM) is one of Words of Power's main story lines.
UN goodwill ambassador Nicole Kidman, who serves as UNIFEM's spokesperson, is calling for concerned global citizens to put their names on the line to help thwart violence against women:
The “Say NO to Violence against Women” campaign counts on each of us to speak out by signing up. Now, the United Nations Foundation is counting too. It has issued a challenge: for each of the first 100,000 signatures to the campaign, the UN Foundation will donate $1 to the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. We need everyone’s help to get 100,000 people to sign on to the UNIFEM campaign so that $100,000 will be contributed to the Trust Fund for local initiatives working to prevent human trafficking, assisting survivors of domestic violence or helping implement laws against rape. ... Let’s show the world that there is an ever-growing movement of people who say “NO” to violence against women.
To sign up, click here.
Say NO to Violence against Women
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