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Nicole Kidman is taking the stage in Kenya in a bid to raise awareness of women affected by domestic violence.

Just last month, the star testified before lawmakers at the U.S. Congress to talk about violence against woman across the world, admitting that Hollywood "probably" played a role in contributing to acts of aggression.

Now the "Moulin Rouge!" actress is raising the issue on a tour of the African country, as part of an initiative launched by the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM).

Kidman will visit the Kenyatta Hospital and a school on Friday as part of her role as a goodwill ambassador for the organization.

Encouraging the support of women in Africa, she says, "These champions need and deserve our support. Not with a box of band-aids, but with a comprehensive, well-funded approach that acknowledges that women's rights are human rights. It is time for policies that intentionally involve society's key communities -- from health and education departments to the police and judiciary -- to deliver on that commitment. To succeed, it requires political will at the highest levels."