Reese Witherspoon speaks on domestic violence in House of Commons

December 5th, 2009 - 5:12 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec 5 (ANI): Reese Witherspoon recently gave a keynote speech at The House of Commons conference on domestic violence.

The ‘Legally Blonde’ star gave her address in Jubilee Room in the House of Commons on behalf of Avon cosmetics.

“Domestic violence is a global pandemic that knows no barriers - no geographic, demographic, or socio-economic barrier. Yet, as shocking as it has been for me to learn about how deeply it is plaguing society, it is equally encouraging for me to see progress being made,” Times Online quoted Witherspoon as saying on ‘Refuge and Speak out Against Domestic Violence’ campaign.

“It has been extraordinary to travel around the world and see what a difference just speaking makes.

“This is an issue that has been in the dark for too long. There remains what can seem like an impenetrable wall of silence, around violence. And we must all play a role in breaking that silence,” she added. (ANI)

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