Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Nicole Kidman and OMEGA support UNIFEM in Haiti. Proceeds from NYC initiative will benefit women’s shelters and recovery programs

When Academy Award®-winning actress and humanitarian Nicole Kidman visited Hong Kong in May, she took part in some high-profile activities in support of the United Nations Fund for Women (UNIFEM), arranged in cooperation with OMEGA.


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It wasn’t the first time OMEGA and Nicole Kidman had worked together on behalf of UNIFEM, an organization for which she is goodwill ambassador. In October of 2009, she appeared at the opening of the OMEGA Boutique on Fifth Avenue in New York City where she autographed boxes containing Constellation watches. OMEGA had decided to donate some of the proceeds from the sale of the popular watches to UNIFEM.

At a special event in Hong Kong on May 20th, UNIFEM’s Public Affairs Chief Joan Libby-Hawk announced that the money raised in New York City – US$ 50,000 – would be going to women’s shelter and recovery programmes in Haiti, which was devastated by an earthquake in January. Information about how the funds will be used can be found at UNIFEM’s website underhttp://www.saynotoviolence.org/join-say-no/omega-challenge-grant-haiti

About UNIFEM
UNIFEM is the women's fund at the United Nations, dedicated to advancing women’s rights and achieving gender equality. It provides financial and technical assistance to innovative programs and strategies that foster women's empowerment. UNIFEM works on the premise that it is the fundamental right of every woman to live a life free from discrimination and violence, and that gender equality is essential to achieving development and to building just societies.

About OMEGA
OMEGA is one of the world’s most popular watch brands. It has been defined by its pioneering spirit since its founding in 1848. The OMEGA Speedmaster has been a part of every NASA piloted space mission since 1965 including all six lunar landings. The company is also an established leader in sports timekeeping and has been Official Olympic Timekeeper 24 times since 1932, most recently in Beijing and Vancouver. OMEGA is also widely regarded for its technological innovations including the Co-Axial movements which, since 1999, have driven a revolution in how mechanical watches are made.



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