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As announced yesterday, Reese has launched a global United Nations campaign to end violence against women. The actress kicked off the beauty company’s new partnership with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) earlier today. Avon is selling Women’s Empowerment Bracelets online for $3 (£1.50) each to benefit UNIFEM.
“Every purchase of the bracelet will help empower women 100 per cent of the profits will go directly to the Avon Empowerment Fund to support UNIFEM in their work to end violence against women. I hope to see this bracelet on the wrists of women all around the world as a sign of solidarity and hope that one day every woman will be empowered and live a life free from violence.” – Reese Witherspoon
We’ve added the first shots of Reese at the press conference and Avon/UNIFEM Global Summit for a Better Tomorrow presentation. She looks very classy and beautiful! Read on for an additional article regarding the event, courtesy of Reuters.
– Public Events: UNIFEM Women’s Day Avon Press Conference
– Public Events: UNIFEM Women’s Day & Avon Present – Global Summit for a Better Tomorrow
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Avon and UNIFEM Announce Partnership to End Violence against Women and Launch of the Women’s Empowerment Bracelet
WHAT: The Global Summit for a Better Tomorrow — the keystone in a series of Avon initiatives to raise awareness of International Women’s Day — takes place at the United Nations on Tuesday, March 4th. The Summit is held together with the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM), in celebration of International Women’s Day, which will be recognized globally on March 8, 2008. It is a holiday whose history can be traced back 150 years and is celebrated in countries all over the world.
At a UN press conference prior to the Summit, Avon and UNIFEM will announce a new public-private partnership that represents the largest corporate one-year grant made to the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women.
MORE: Avon Global Ambassador Reese Witherspoon is unveiling the company’s first global fundraising product, the Women’s Empowerment Bracelet. The bracelet will sell for US$3 each and all net profits will be donated to the Avon Empowerment Fund. In 2008, the Avon Foundation will match the first US$500,000 in bracelet sales for a total donation of US$1 million to the UN Trust Fund to End Violence against Women. These resources will bolster critical work to prevent and reduce the prevalence of violence against women. Starting March 4, consumers can purchase the bracelets by going online at http://www.avon.com.
B-ROLL: Interviews with Reese Witherspoon, Suze Orman, Andrea Jung (Avon Products, Inc. Chairman and CEO) and Joanne Sandler (UNIFEM Executive Director a.i.), Reese Witherspoon Empowerment Bracelet announcement, Andrea Jung announcement of the Empowerment Fund, and additional highlights.
Looking as cute as a button Reese attended the premiere of Penelope yesterday in Los Angeles. She was joined by the stars of the film, Christina Ricci and James McAvoy. Witherspoon was also pictured with Four Christmases co-star Sissy Spacek. Enjoy the photos!
– Public Events: Penelope Premiere
Check out this amazing new photoshoot of Reese. It was taken during the Penelope promo circuit last week, February 10 to be exact. I think you’ll agree with me in that she looks stunningly beautiful!
– Photoshoots: Penelope Press Junket Portraits
Miss Witherspoon and a legion of other celebrities will attend the sixth annual “Night Before” fundraiser to benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF). The event will be held at the Beverly Hills Hotel the evening of February 23.
Hollywood will be out in full-force the night before the Academy Awards® for the sixth annual “Night Before” fundraiser to benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF). The event will be held at the Beverly Hills Hotel the evening of February 23.
The first Night Before event was held in 2003, and instantly became one of the most coveted invitations in town kicking off what is now a much-anticipated awards season tradition. Since its inception, the Night Before fundraiser has raised more than $30 million for MPTF.
Sponsors of this year’s event will include AOL, McDonald’s, HP, L’Oréal Paris, Target, Variety, Marilyn & Jeffrey Katzenberg, and Panavision and Deluxe Entertainment Services Group.
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Good job fans – Reese was named Favorite Female Movie Star yesterday at the People’s Choice Awards! It was announced in a televised program that was drastically altered due to the Hollywood writers strike. Instead of receiving their statuettes to great applause during a traditional awards ceremony, the recipients taped acceptance speeches for a canned broadcast that aired on CBS.
Reuters reports that:
The event’s organizers were forced to change their plans last month because the Writers Guild of America is refusing to allow many awards shows to hire union writers and actors are not crossing the writers’ picket lines.
Depp and Witherspoon were named favorite male and female movie star. Neither was cited for any particular film, though Depp was in theaters last year with Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, which won two other awards. Witherspoon appeared in only one movie, the box office bomb Rendition.
Update: Here is a quick snipet of Reese’s pre-recorded speach.
We are nothing without our writers. But we are also nothing without our audience.
If anyone managed to catch Reese’s speech, please consider sending it in!
As earlier reported, Ms. Witherspoon attended the 16th Annual BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards yesterday in Los Angeles. There she presented an award to good friend Kate Winslet. Reese did not appear on the red carpet as she went to another event earlier the day – Children’s Defense Fund’s 17th Annual Beat the Odds Awards, which Reese attends annually. For more information on the cause, please click here. The gallery has been updated with images from both events.
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Michael Sheen will host the 16th annual BAFTA/LA Cunard Britannia Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel on Nov 1.
Kathy Bates, Pierce Brosnan, Helen Fielding, Jodie Foster, Famke Janssen, Bill Nighy and Reese Witherspoon all will present awards at the event.
As previously announced, Denzel Washington will be given the Stanley Kubrick Britannia Award for Excellence in Film, and Kate Winslet will be given the Brittania Award for British Artist of the Year.
BAFTA/LA, founded in California in 1987, is meant to serve as a bridge between the American and British entertainment communities.