Must Read: Nicole Kidman Fights to End Violence Against Women

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Yesterday, Nicole Kidman pledged $500,000 to a very important cause.

In celebration of Human Rights Day, as well as her late father, Dr. Antony Kidman’s birthday, the Oscar-winning actress donated to the UN Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women. She was appointed UN Women Goodwill Ambassador in January 2006, and ever since, has been using her influence to lead survivors, activists, and celebrities alike to support this cause.

As a UN Ambassador, she is wholly committed to her responsibilities for raising awareness. This recent luncheon held for the fund was an important time for her to play a role because it also marked the end of the ’16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence’, an international campaign originating from the first Women’s Global Leadership Institute in 1991. The campaign begins every November 25th to inspire a call to action to end violence, to protect and make a difference for women and girls around the world.

For over a decade, the Golden Globe award winning actress has been a strong advocate and spokesperson for the cause. Her dedication to funding support for the organization is based on hopes that raising money would increase opportunities for bringing awareness. She believes with more help, the UN Trust Fund could invest in special projects that would create more resources to combat this phenomenon and strengthen the voices of women worldwide.