March 10th, 2010
02:45 PM ET
12 years ago

Reese Witherspoon comes to Washington

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption ="Actress Reese Witherspoon is in Washington today to tackle some tough issues."]

Washington (CNN) - Reese Witherspoon is getting serious.

Witherspoon told CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday about her quest to stop violence against women around the world. She said she isn't alone in her fight.

"I think when you have strong powerful women standing up and speaking out about these issues, not to mention how many women represent us in the Senate and the House of Representatives, you're going to start to see a major change in these areas," stated the actress.

The actress is in town to attend the 2010 International Women of Courage Awards along with First Lady Michelle Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Witherspoon is a representative of the Avon Foundation and is partnering with the non-profit group Vital Voices to shine a light on the difficult issues women face as a result of abuse.

Watch the full interview at 6 p.m. EST on "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer."

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. horse


    March 10, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  2. daydawg

    Actually in the U.S. and most western countries, women hit men way more often than men hit women. Major studies like the one in 2007 done by the Centers fo Disease Control have shown this to be the case.
    Maybe Reece should educate her fellow women on why its wrong to hit their spouses and boyfriends...

    March 10, 2010 02:50 pm at 2:50 pm |
  3. Angus McDugan

    Don't expect help from Washington. The Obama watched while Hillary got unfairly beaten-up by the Democrats during the election.

    Dems don't respect women. Barack Obama never denounced the false and unfair attacks on Hillary. What a duch.

    March 10, 2010 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  4. Connie

    Were Condi Rice, Laura Bush, ms. Crowley included? Might be more believable

    March 10, 2010 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |