A very pregnant Nicole Kidman visited the United Nations in New York City yesterday to address the topic of violence against women. A UNIFEM Goodwill Ambassador, Kidman passionately urged people of all nations to demand “that ending violence against women be made a top priority for governments everywhere”.
“One in three women will encounter violence in some way, shape or form against them in their lifetime,” the 40-year-old Kidman said. “That’s an extraordinary statistic. Yet do we ever hear it? What we’re trying to do is say this is not something that has a stigma attached to it. This is something we can talk about in communities, in countries, that we can help, that we can get laws implemented.”
“I’m seven months pregnant so I’m sort of lying low at the moment, but if there were certain parliaments that would do these public signings, then I would be willing to get on a plane and go and say thank you – and bring whatever attention I can bring … within my own health restraint.”
Nicole is expecting her first child with country singer Keith Urban sometime in June. Since becoming a goodwill ambassador, the UN Trust Fund’s resources has more than tripled to $15 million. That some serious star power bringing in the cash for a great cause.
To join Nicole in her fight against violence towards women, visit SayNoToViolence.org.