Don’t Mind Your Own Business, Report Domestic Violence:

The 16 Days of Activism for no violence against Women and Children is recognized as a global campaign. Unfortunately, abuse is everywhere. For far too long, freedom, shame, and silence have allowed violence against woman to escalate to epidemic proportions.

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We are giving you a look of four Hollywood stars who have made it on our list and have shown a great amount of dedication, commitment, and energy in the 16 days campaign to end violence against women and children, for good. Although, these celebrities have used their fame, influence capacity  in a positive way to contribute to this event there we small ways how you can be the change in leading this campaign. Here are the stars below:

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Charlize Theron:

Not only is she our homegirl born South African actresses and film producer with various accolades that go along with her title. She is also one of the greatest actresses from Hollywood’s lamented Golden Era. Her natural and unpretentious beauty and her immense acting talent made her one of the most celebrated figures in the world. In 2009, Charlize Theron was designated United Nations Messenger of Peace and in this role, she focuses on HIV prevention, and the elimination of violence against women

Charlize Theron
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John Legend:

The famous voice in our playlist totally supports women rights especially when he released the song “You and I (nobody in the world). The award-winning singer advocates the beauty of a woman and that they should be honored. At the March 2013 Sound Of Change Live concert, he told the crowd: “All men should be feminists. If men care about women’s rights the world will be a better place… We are better off when women are empowered — it leads to a better society.”

John Legend
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Oprah Winfrey:

Oprah is not just recognized as an actress, talk show host, television producer, and the world’s most well-known philanthropists. She uses her fame and fortune to contribute to courses that raise awareness to stop abuse against women and children. Her selflessness has inspired many people to follow her lead. Oprah starred in the Steven Spielberg film, “The Colour Purple”. A film based on a book by Alice Walker, which follows the story of a young girl who is raped and beaten by first of all her stepfather, and then her husband.

Oprah Winfrey
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Patrick Stewart:

Patrick Stewart is an English actor whose work has included roles on stage, like the  X-men services of superhero films. He witnessed his father physically abuse his mother as a child, he remembers the impact the abuse had on him as a boy, he spoke to the responsibility men have to end this violence.

Patrick Stewart

Thoughts To Ponder On:

  • Find organizations to volunteer at during the campaign and If volunteering is a complication for your schedule- know that small financial contribution to these organizations can go a long way.
  • Speak out against women and child abuse!
  • Get men on board, we need to realize this is not only a woman’s issue.
  • Show your support of the campaign by wearing a white ribbon during this period – the white ribbon is a symbol of peace and you will be taking a stand against violence
  • On Monday 26 November 2018, the city’s first ever Shout Out event will take place at Joseph Stone Auditorium.  Shout Out is the Brain Child of Refocus Foundation. Refocus teams visit schools and local communities all year round. The aims of this event are to empower and inspire young people through inspirational talks.- This is one of the ways you can support this campaign.
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We want to know your thoughts on Domestic Violence – which other celebrities do you think should be supporting the campaign? Let us know in the comments below!

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