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UNFPA names Ashley Judd Goodwill Ambassador

(Agencies) Updated: 2016-03-16 10:15 Comments

UNFPA names Ashley Judd Goodwill Ambassador

Actress Ashley Judd speaks at a news conference next to UNFPA Executive Director, Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, at United Nations headquarters upon her appointment as the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Goodwill Ambassador in New York, March 15, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

"The basis of all sustainable development is a woman and her family's ability to regulate her own fertility," Judd told the press conference.

Judd also highlighted other issues affecting women and girls within the family, including interpersonal violence and access to education.

"My experience around the world is that everyone loves their family, and the family is also unfortunately often the scene of extraordinary interpersonal violence," she said.

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