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December 13th, 2010
07:36 AM ET

Big Stars, Big Giving: Nicole Kidman and fighting for gender equality

Editor's Note: In an American Morning original series, "Big Stars, Big Giving," CNN National Correspondent Alina Cho looks at celebrity philanthropy and how these big stars can make a big impact. Through one-on-one interviews with Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, Edward Norton, Julianne Moore and Justin Bieber, she shares what causes have become their passions, and how you can get involved. The one-hour special debuts December 24th and airs again on December 25th.

Nicole Kidman is a longtime goodwill ambassador for UNIFEM, the United Nations arm that fights for gender equality and to end violence against women.

Kidman was moved to act after her mother heard a report on the radio about a UNIFEM program in Cambodia. She says she was raised to be a feminist.

"A lot of my life, I've been trying to please my mother," she says. "This is probably the thing she most responds to in my life."

To get involved or read more about the U.N.'s "Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women," visit or in the U.S., text UNITE to 27722 to donate $10 to the fund.

To learn more on giving, and ways you can make a difference this holiday season, visit Impact Your World.

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  1. WomenOnGuard

    UNIFEM is a project that many women are not aware of... but so important for women, everywhere! Nichol is doing a great job!

    December 13, 2010 at 1:10 pm |