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Reese Witherspoon Speaks Out On Domestic Violence

Posted on August 29, 2008
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reese-witherspoon.jpgAccording to Gossip Girl, Witherspoon, a global ambassador of “Speak Out Against Domestic Violence,”was in Sao Paulo yesterday to promote a worldwide campaign against abuse of women.

She told press, “There isn’t a woman in the world that doesn’t have a friend or a partner who’s actually experiencing some sort of violence against them, so I think although domestic violence hasn’t happened to me personally, I certainly know women who are dealing with this struggle every day.”

Reese noted that domestic violence, “affects women who are famous, who are not famous, women who have money, women who have no money. This is an issue that crosses all boundaries and it certainly affects everyone.”

She also announced the Avon bracelet sale, which finances the charity, and gave one to Maria da Penha Maia Fernandes (a paraplegic woman who suffered at the hands of her violent husband) as a symbol of hope.

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