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  • 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
  • Stories From Haiti: The Women of Kay Fanm

    September 7th, 2010

    Stories From Haiti: The Women of Kay Fanm
      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,
  • Stories From Haiti: Camp Guercy

    August 19th, 2010

    Stories From Haiti: Camp Guercy
      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
  • Stories From Haiti: The Schoolteacher

    August 16th, 2010

    Stories From Haiti: The Schoolteacher
    Here are some shots from my recent trip to Haiti. While I was there I visited the garden of a schoolteacher, whose house collapsed and who is now involving children from the surrounding camps in educational activities like reading, drawing and singing. The kids were singing a song for us and it was great to
  • Nicole’s Message from Haiti

    August 3rd, 2010

    Nicole Kidman - Message From Haiti
      Hi Everyone.   I just returned from Haiti where I saw first-hand how the devastating earthquake is impacting women and girls in a country that already poses serious problems for them. The lack of shelter and security makes them more vulnerable to violence, in particular sexual violence and I met with these women and