03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Nicole Kidman To Testify Before Congress

Nicole Kidman is headed to Congress, where she plans to testify on domestic violence as an international concern, Rep. Bill Delahunt (D-Mass.) said Monday. Kidman will address the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organizations, Human Rights and Oversight on October 21.

Following her testimony, she'll meet with reporters and subcommittee chair Delahunt, a former prosecutor who developed the nation's first unit dedicated to domestic violence and sexual assault cases.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has made international violence against women a touchstone issue for her office. The World Health Organization, Delahunt said, estimates that violence against women leads to more disability and death among women aged 15 to 44 than cancer, malaria, traffic accidents and war.

Kidman is the the United Nations Development Fund for Women's Goodwill Ambassador.

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