Reese Witherspoon has taken her star power to Brazil to fight for a cause close to her heart. She's touring the country as global ambassador of Speak Out Against Domestic Violence.
The initiative was launched in 2004 with Avon Cosmetics, which Reese is the face of. Reese hopes her attachment to the cause will help to eliminate the abuse of women.
She told reporters in Sao Paulo on Thursday, "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."
"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."
Good for Reese for actually committing to this cause and dedicating so much time to it!