Nicole Kidman, who is the Goodwill Ambassador of the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), speaks during the â€œInternational Violence Against Women: Stories and Solutionsâ€ hearing on October 21 in Washington, D.C.
The actress appeared before the committee in her role as a goodwill ambassador to promote the International Violence Against Women Act. She stressed that the violence against women is not prosecuted because it is not a top government and urgent social priority.
The Australian star told Congress that the UN women’s fund needs more resources. She thought that the women need and deserve Congress’ support with a comprehensive, well-funded approach that acknowledges that womenâ€™s rights are human rights.