A noble cause, indeed!
Since Sunday, Geri Halliwell has been in Nepal serving as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund.
The pop star recently met with Prime Minister Madhav Kumar who supports the cause promoting maternal health and women's rights.
Halliwell visited women in isolated districts to witness the effects of the gender-based violence, including women rescued from being sold into prostitution rings and victims of rape.
Violence against women is a prevalent and serious issue in the South Asian country. Research found that more than 80% of women had been abused by their husbands.
At a press conference on Tuesday, Geri urged Nepali men to use their power to encourage and protect women. She stated, "When we empower women and take care of them, everyone benefits."
Another issue demanding attention in Nepal is maternal healthcare. According to the UN, there is a one in 31 mortality rate for Nepalese women following child birth due to poor conditions, living in remote areas and the condition of uterine prolapse, which affects one in 10 mothers.
"It's an embarrassing issue that no one wants to talk about," said Halliwell. "It's a symptom of when a mother is not taken care of particularly after she's given birth. Basically her womb comes out, which is quite a horrific thing to experience. But it's so preventable."
She hopes that her visit will bring these important issues to light and improve the quality of life for women in Nepal.
Keep up the good work, 'bb.
[Image via AP Images.]