Jennifer Hudson lost her mother and family members in a nightmarish spree of violence last month, as you well know. Unfortunately, Jennifer is not the only one suffering. As ny.chica pointed out, one in three U.S. women are murdered by their husbands or boyfriends each day. Worldwide, one in three women will be beaten, coerced into sex or otherwise abused in their lifetime.
With one click, you can help convince the United Nations do something about it.
The United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) has teamed with Nicole Kidman to gather one million signatures by November 25 for the International Day to End Violence Against Women.
Nicole will present the signatures to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon herself at a dinner at the United Nations in New York City. (CafeMom might even get invited to attend this important event live and in person. Wow.) She is trying to convince him to make ending this issue a top priority.
So far, though, UNIFEM has only collected 500,000 signatures, and they need CafeMoms help.
And for more information and statistics on this horrible epidemic, click over to psychscribe's blog post about Jennifer Hudson and violence in the U.S.
Let me know your thoughts on this sad and sensitive topic.