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  • UN Women

    December 7th, 2011

      UN Women is a very important organization that strives to create gender equality and eliminate discrimination against women and girls around the world. They aim to empower women through education, resources and funding and I have been privileged to be able to act as a Goodwill Ambassador with a particular focus on Violence Against Women. [&hellip
  • December Charities

    December 7th, 2011

      As we approach the end of the year and the season of giving, I thought it would be appropriate this month to focus on some of the charities that are near and dear to my heart. These include UN Women, Stanford Women’s Cancer Center, and the Sydney Children’s Hospital.   We’ll be sharing information [&hellip
  • UN Women Launches Tonight – Be Part of It!

    February 24th, 2011

          I’m very honored to be the Goodwill Ambassador for UN Women, the new organization dedicated to gender equality and the empowerment of women, and I’m thrilled to invite you to be part of their special launch event featuring many distinguished speakers and performers.   Watch the live webcast tonight at 6:30pm EST [&hellip
  • Stories From Haiti: The Women of Kay Fanm

    September 7th, 2010

      Ines (UN Women‘s Executive Director) and I met and spoke with a small group of Haitian young women who had all experienced sexual violence. Yolette Jeanty, the inspirational head of Kay Fanm who runs the shelter, helped the girls feel safe enough to talk to us. One said she’d been attacked by two men, [&hellip
  • Stories From Haiti: Camp Guercy

    August 19th, 2010

      A picture near Camp Guercy, a badly destroyed part of Haiti’s capital, Port au Prince. With more than 1.5 million Haitians homeless and living in fragile tents, the lack of shelter and privacy makes women and girls so very vulnerable to sexual violence. The stories the women and teens shared about what happened to [&hellip