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Ashley Judd Appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador, Vows To Put End To 15 Million Forced Child Marriages!

Ashley Judd Appointed UN Goodwill Ambassador, Vows To Put End To 15 Million Forced Child Marriages!

Ashely Judd is all smiles while attending a press conference to announce her appointment as The UN Population Fund’s (UNFPA) Goodwill Ambassador at the United Nations on Tuesday (March 15) in New York City.

The 47-year-old actress was joined by the fund’s executive director Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, who made the announcement on Friday (March 11) at a news conference. The fund addresses reproductive health and population issues.

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That same day, Ashley revealed that she will lead a campaign to put an end to 15 million forced marriages of children as young as 9 each year, calling the global problem a “violation of every human right.”

“It is unacceptable. Child marriage in a gruesome way amplifies global gender inequalities,” Ashley told USA Today. “Child brides are voiceless. I am giving voice to these girls, she does not have a choice about when and how to have sex. She does not have a choice about when or how to get pregnant. She is taken out of school and therefore has no access to a primary or secondary education.”

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Credit: Jemal Countess; Photos: Getty
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  • Hannah

    Ah yes, who better to represent girls’ reproductive rights than a barren, divorced, childless woman who makes a living on the charity circuit charging $50,000 per speech to whine about how she’s a three time victim of rape, and who is on record as saying that it’s “unconscionable to breed.”

    Oh, and she hasn’t been to the third world in many years, and when she did go she basically turned it into a photo op for herself, jumping out of a chauffered jeep just long enough to be photographed hugging an orphan or brothel worker.

    What a lot of people don’t know, that celebrities have figured out, is that there’s a LOT of money to be made if you can refashion yourself into a “humanitarian” after your movie career tanks. She’s probably not getting paid for the UN gig but it’s worth its weight in gold in speaking fees at charity dinners.

    Remember Mia Farrow tweeting a photo of herself with her hands covered in oil from supposedly contaminated rainforest soil? She was paid almost $200000 to go down to central America and take that photo. Who paid her? The plaintiffs in a multi-billion dollar rigged lawsuit against an oil company, a lawsuit that was later exposed as the most corrupt lawsuit ever filed. EVERYBODY in that lawsuit was bribed or somehow paid off – judges, attorneys, witnesses, experts. Just google “Mia Farrow’s Dirty Profits” and read the top link.

    Bono, the great humanitarian? Gets over $250K PER SPEECH.

    Gee, I thought humanitarians acted out of love of humankind, not love of money.

    Audrey Hepburn was a UN ambassador for children. Her salary was $1 per year. She went to Africa when she was dying of cancer. Now *she* was a humanitarian.

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  • Sprite

    They really need to refine ocean water to use as hydrogen for starters. 2015 was supposed to be the introduction to hydrogen.