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Nicole Kidman to Congress: Violence Against Women is Unacceptable

Nicole Kidman to Congress: Violence Against Women is Unacceptable

Nicole Kidman, Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), speaks during the “International Violence Against Women: Stories and Solutions” hearing at Rayburn House Office Building on Wednesday (October 21) in Washington, D.C.

“Violence against women is not prosecuted because it is not a top government and urgent social priority. We can change this,” the 42-year-old Aussie actress told Congress. “[They] need and deserve our support. Not with a box of band aids but with a comprehensive, well-funded approach that acknowledges that women’s rights are human rights.”

FYI: Nicole is wearing a 3.1 Phillip Lim dress.

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Credit: Brandon Todd; Photos: Kris Connor/Getty, SplashNewsOnline
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  • What’s with that

    Thank you Nicole, for speaking out for all of us.
    What a beautiful and classy lady.
    I wish she wasn’t associated with the corrupt UN which is a part of the problem and his people raped women in Africa and then covered up.
    But we applaud you for speaking for women and saying the trith about Hollywood and it’s treatment of women.

  • Marcela

    @ #87
    why do these stars wait until NOW to do all this stuff? It wasn’t as trendy in the 90’s I guess. The UN used to be about something but now they are just a bunch of star- f——— They just want to get a big name attached for the glamour. I don’t think celebrities ever make much of a difference

    1.-People have different priorities and needs at different stages of their lives. So what if Nicole didn’t make this back at the 90′s? It takes time to get informed and involved with this kind of stuff. Who are you to decide it’s not worth to do something like this now?
    2.-If you think the UN is only about a “bunch of stars”, that only proves you’re spending too much time reading celeb magazines..
    3.-”I don’t think celebrities ever make much of a difference”– Lol, so you don’t think awareness is important? They’re actors, not heroes. Why do you talk about curing cancer? Nicole is not a scientist nor a doctor. However, she gets more media attention because her actress status and there’s many young people out there who are inspired by her and who might actually be able to make a difference in the future. Bringing awareness DOES matter. It’s only narrow-minded people like you who wants everyone to see a “photo OP” instead of looking at the bigger picture.

  • Marcela

    Nicole looks stunning in those pics! She’s so beautiful inside and out. I’ve always loved how much she cares about this kind of stuff and I applaud every effort to make issues like this top government priorities.

    Go Nicole, you’re one admirable human being :)

  • jess-

    That woman needs to lay off the botox.

  • diane

    Violence against anybody is unacceptable, Nicole, not just women.

    Women are violent too.

  • debra

    Nicole you missed something. Women are violent too.

    Violence against men and children is also unacceptable.

  • jennifer

    Botox is her very best friend.

  • marina

    I agree, but it is true that violence, prejudice and intolerance are a common given against women in a lot of cultures and in certain countries “subcultures” , it is even legal. Women are raped, mistreated and beaten, and many time even small boys are allowed and encouraged to do so, and men are not punished by it.
    Also ,nicole is a spokesperson for this problem, there are others who worry about violence against kids too, but in this case, this is the focus she’s speaking about.

  • You go girl

    Why is everyone so obsessed with the botox or fillers she has or hasn’t had done? This is a much more important cause and I’m grateful there are celebs willing to do some good instead of those crazy celebs that are defening child rapist Roman Polanksi. Maybe there’s still hope for this world.

  • Mike is confused

    It’s funny how men rarely waste their time debating on whether other men have had any plastic surgery work done. Yet women critize every little thing about each other which only objectifies your gender even more and they participate in such ignorant catty behavior. How is it exactly that women are supposed to be the more intelligent and more mature of the two sexes? Could someone please explain this to me because I don’t get it.

  • Tina

    I’ve been a fan of Nicole Kidman since the 80′s. She’s one of the most talented actors of our time. Who cares if she’s had work done? There are women in Sudan who get raped when they leave their refugee camps to look for firewood to cook with. Imagine if you were a parent and you had to choose between cooking food for your children or getting raped?

  • bla85

    She looks lovely, but I dunno if I was talking to Congress I might have a more subtle hairstyle. Is she there to promote a cause or to remind everyone of how she is a “star”. If you want to be taken seriously in the “real” world you have to look the part. Just a simple fact – especially if you want men to take you seriously.

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  • maxfakt-er

    Is it just me, or would Kidman’s comments actually mean something if she didn’t appear in a film where her character uses her sexuality to rip off a guy, get him beaten up and generally ruin his life (Birthday Girl)?

    Or if she didn’t appear this week in international adverts for Omega watches where the copy line bleats on about her beauty? Somebody tell me what that has to do with acting, or selling watches. Somebody also tell me how she can cash those cheques and not shiver with guilt.

    She’s just perpetuating the problem, not solving it. As long as she buys into the whole ‘beauty myth’ business of women being treated like objects (which most of the posters here seem to as well), then she’s nothing but a fatuous, irrelevant hypocrite for standing on a podium and preaching to everyone about abuse issues.

    How long is it since she lived in the real world? Why doesn’t she do something worthwhile, such as giving up the acting career and working at a women’s refuge centre? She doesn’t need the money. If she really cared about these issues, she’d do more than speak to Congress.

    It’s all just words, Nicole. Empty words which you’re backing up with NOTHING.