Nicole Kidman Fights Violence Against Women at U.N.

Nicole Kidman played a fearlessly dedicated United Nations employee in director Sidney Pollack’s The Interpreter, but now, it seems, she has been promoted at the international organization in real life. Today, Reuters reports that the Aussie superstar has agreed to back a program launched by the U.N.’s women’s agency. The 16-day campaign, “Say NO to Violence Against Women,” which this morning began collecting signatures on an Internet petition, rejects worldwide violence against women, urging supporters to help stop it on a local level. Ms. Kidman, who is already a goodwill ambassador for the U.N. Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), did not attend the campaign’s launch event in Turtle Bay. She did, however, release a statement, saying that violence against women is “an appalling human rights violation.”