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2014 Toronto Breakfast - Ashley Judd
On Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Ashley Judd shared her journey to activism and her work to end sex trafficking at the Canadian Women's Foundation 2014 Toronto Breakfast.
Ashley is a celebrated actor and human rights activist. She has been nominated for several awards, including Golden Globes and Emmys. In her best-selling memoir, All that is Bitter and Sweet, she documents her journey to activism and her work with victims of sex trafficking. In recent years, she has spoken out against the sexualization of women and girls in media and has increasingly focused on her humanitarian work, including poverty alleviation, public health, human rights, and social justice. She visits grassroots programs around the world, speaking truth to power and carrying a message of empowerment and equality to heads of state, donors, the private sector, and media. Ashley says, "The line that runs through all of my work is gender inequality. In all the pressing issues in which I am deeply involved, the lack of equal status of girls and women is central."
Thank you to the generous companies and individuals who, through their purchase of a table, supported the Canadian Women’s Foundation’s work to prevent violence against women, end poverty and empower girls, as well as our latest initiative: a new 5-year strategy to end the sex trafficking of women and girls in Canada.