Ashley Judd Is Bringing #MeToo To South Sudan
Ashley Judd is taking messages of #MeToo to survivors of sexual assault in South Sudan, where rape has been used as a weapon for women.
“I see you, I love you and I’m here for you,” she said in an interview with The Associated Press to the people. “We’re all women and we’re all the same.”
The actress sat next to women in a maternity hospital in a United Nations camp in the country’s capital of Juba. “The healing I’ve done has very powerfully shaped my work. It’s made me unafraid, it’s made me incredibly driven,” she said.
As Page Six reports, five years of fighting have killed tens of thousands and displaced millions in Sudan. This year alone, monitors of the conflict have reported the gang-rape of a young girl fetching water from a river, and the gang-rape by 17 soldiers of a woman who had tried to protect her teenage daughter from a similar assault and failed.