Salma Seeks Help for Voiceless Women
June 23, 2006

Thursday marked a night of sexy, sleek and sophisticated starlets in Los Angeles, as Eva Longoria, Mischa Barton and Molly Sims all strutted their Dolce and Gabbana best.

The stars checked into the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel's newly revamped penthouse as the Dolce and Gabbana honored the sultry Salma Hayek and the Salma Hayek Foundation.

"It's all for women's rights," she revealed.

This leading lady is a force to be reckoned with, as famous friends including Nicole Richie and Christina Ricci filled the room. Salma seized her moment, drawing attention to the ongoing violence against women in the Mexican border town of Juarez.

"It gives me an opportunity tonight to show a couple of videos that can show what is happening in Juarez," Salma said. "With the 400 women that have been brutally raped and tortured and mutilated and killed."

"I was just in Mexico with her; she's a real leader," actress Jane Fonda said of Hayek. "She's been working hard and speaking out and has been very brave on this issue."

Now Hollywood is drawing even more attention to Juarez in Jennifer Lopez's new movie "Bordertown." In the flick, she plays a reporter investigating the mysterious murders.

"We are demanding justice for these women," Hayek promised. "This cannot be happening. We are not going to look the other way."

 


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