Reese Witherspoon spent some time in Brazil this week to raise awareness for woman who are affected by domestic violence. Reese is the global ambassador of the Speak Out Against Domestic Violence campaign — an initiative launched by the UN Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) and the Avon cosmetics company in 2004.
Earlier this year Ecorazzi reported that Reese helped introduce a “Women’s Empowerment Bracelet” to help raise money for the cause. Witherspoon is hoping her involvement with the project will shed light on the subject and help stop domestic violence against women.
She told reporters in Sao Paulo: ”There isn’t a woman in the world that doesn’t have a friend or a partner who’s actually experiencing some sort of violence against them, so I think although domestic violence hasn’t happened to me personally, I certainly know women who are dealing with this struggle every day. Domestic violence affects women who are famous, who are not famous, women who have money, women who have no money. This is an issue that crosses all boundaries and it certainly affects everyone.”
To find out more about how you can get involved, shoot on over to the Avon website.