Anne Hathaway, Charlize Theron, and Jessica Alba came together over the weekend at a luncheon to support V-Day, an organization that works to end violence against women. The event specifically concentrated on the Congo, but the women spoke about Rihanna's recent assault drama as well. Here's what the ladies said:
- Jessica Alba on Rihanna incident: "When things happen publicly, it just makes it a more universal problem that more people can relate to."
- Rosario Dawson on violence: "What's so incredible is the sympathy, courage, love and compassion that comes from [the V-Day cause]. That's what we need to be tapping into and realizing that all of these women, all across the world, are our sisters. [. . .] [I've] met Rihanna a few times, and I think she's such a sweet young lady, and my heart goes out to her."
- Charlize Theron on South Africa: "I was born and raised in a country with similar turmoil. People want to help, but don't know how. This is just the tip of the iceberg."
The recent events with Rihanna have hit close to home with women around the world. Anne has a big weekend ahead of her with both the Independent Spirit Awards and the Oscars — don't forget to fill out your ballot.
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Images include: Anne Hathaway, Charlize Theron, Dylan McDermott, Jessica Alba, Kerry Washington, Maria Shriver, Nia Vardalos, Rosario Dawson, Eve Ensler, Dr. Denis Mukwege