Charlize Theron, like hundreds of hundreds of celebrities, to add its grain of sand to fight against the coronavirus. The actress has donated a million dollars (nearly 930.000 euros) and of that amount, half will be to support women who suffer domestic violencea situation that is getting worse because the confinement causes the victims to live at home with their abusers, with few means of escape. The winner of the Oscar for Monster, who grew up with a father, violent and an alcoholic that his mother killed him in self-defence in 1991, will contribute to this struggle in the U.S. and in their country of origin, south Africa.
“As the global dissemination of the Covid-19 has forced the people to be confined, life has become even more dangerous for women who suffer domestic violence,” reads the statement from Theron. The actress asked “to other women, and influential organizations to join this cause, critical for providing safe spaces and programs rescue for women needy”.
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Charlize Theron and her mother suffered abuse from a father, violent and an alcoholic, like Rihanna, who was abused by rapper Chris Brown
Theron follows in the footsteps of Rihanna, who has joined the co-founder of Twitter Jack Dorsey to fight against the domestic abuse since the foundation, Clara Lionel, who bears the name of grandparents. The interpreter and the employer be earmarked 3.8 million euros to a fund of the city of Los Angeles. The interpreter still remembers what it cost him to break his relationship with the rapper Chris Brown, who mistreated her.
Also provide the after
Beyoncé donates 6 million euros to provide food and psychological support for essential workers, who are mostly african americans
Another star concerned about the mental health consequences of this pandemic is Beyoncé, who has joined also the co-founder of Twitter to provide, with almost 6 million euros, medical services and food to the essential workers, such as health, police or fire fighters. But, in addition, the interpreter wants to give them psychological support: “In the great american cities, african americans are a huge number of workers in occupations essential –explains the singer–. Will need psychological support and care for your well being, which means access to tests and medical services, and supply of food, during the emergency and after”. Its foundation, BeyGOOD, has partnered with the University of California, has devised a package of care to prevent anxiety and depression, and will work with institutions of mental health in Houston, Detroit, New York or New Orleans.