Kristen Bell to Serve As Global Advocate for Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund by 30Seconds Mom
Actress and activist Kristen Bell will become the first global advocate for the Women’s Peace & Humanitarian Fund (WPHF) – a United Nations and civil society partnership supporting women to prevent crises and build peace. In her new role, Bell will advocate on behalf of local women across the globe who are working to make our world a more peaceful and gender-equal place.
“I’m honored to advocate for these inspiring women who are working to end conflict, rebuild communities and advance gender equality,” said Bell.
Globally, humanitarian crises and threats to peace are more common than ever before. UN studies show that women’s inclusion in conflict resolution accelerates peacebuilding, expands humanitarian reach and advances gender equality. When women are empowered to meaningfully participate in crises response, their contributions undeniably result in more lasting peace.
Despite this, women’s participation in peacebuilding today remains needlessly low. Financial resources supporting the activities of women peacebuilders are dramatically underfunded worldwide. On average, local women’s organizations receive less than one percent of aid allocated to countries in crisis.
As a global partnership of the United Nations, world governments and civil society organizations, WPHF helps to fill this gap by raising funds to support the work of women peacebuilders on the ground.
In addition to her work as an accomplished actress, Bell is a committed humanitarian and fierce advocate for women’s rights. Her prolific career spans movies and critically acclaimed television shows and movies like “Veronica Mars,” “Frozen,” “Bad Moms,” “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and the current hit NBC show, “The Good Place.”
“At this critical moment, it’s more necessary than ever to see women speak with ownership and confidence,” Bell said. “I’m thrilled to be working with WPHF to help empower local women fighting for peace.”
For more information about WPHF, visit WPHFund.org.