Charlize Theron is a Messenger of Peace

Charlize Theron

Charlize Theron

MSNBC has reported that Charlize Theron is the newest U.N. Messenger of Peace. Charlize is turning her Academy Award-winning fame to ending violence against women and girls around the globe.

Theron told reporters that she was taking on her new responsibilities,

“very humbly, with a very excited heart.”

She also vowed to help send a strong message that violence against women and girls was not acceptable.

Charlize grew up in a home with domestic violence. At the age of 15 she witnessed her mother shoot her alcoholic father to death while he was threatening the family. She also won an Oscar for Best Actress in 2004 for her portrayal of a domestic violence victim turned serial killer in “Monster.”

I think its great that Charlize is taking on this new role. It’s an important message that needs to be heard.

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