Kidman to address congress

LONDON: Nicole Kidman is to speak about violence against women by raising the issue in an address to the U.S. Congress.

The Australian actress will join a high-powered delegation at a congressional hearing in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday (21Oct09).

The event will be held by the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Organisations, Human Rights and Oversight to discuss the controversial topic.

Kidman will make a speech in her role as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Development Fund for Women.