Last Friday Charlize Theron joined stars like George Clooney and Jane Goodall as she accepted the title of United Nations Messenger of Peace. Ecorazzi has previously reported on Theron’s green philosophy and respect for wildlife, so it’s no surprise that the Oscar-nominated actress is now standing up for peace!
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said of Charlize: “You have used your voice, compassion and special relationship with the public to create a better world”. From a woman who fought back against sexual harassment in North Country, to a serial killer who suffered violence and abuse in Monster, Cheron’s message of peace circulates around ending violence against women.
Charlize herself has witnessed domestic violence first-hand; at the age of 15 she saw her mother fatally shot her alcoholic father as he threatened the family in a drunken rage.
Besides Clooney and Goodall, Charlize joins celebrities like Michael Douglas, musicians Daniel Barenboim, Midori Goto and Yo-Yo Ma, authors Paulo Coelho and Elie Wiesel and equestrian Princess Haya Bint al-Hussein.
Peace out, Charlize! Peace out!