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Geri Halliwell Aims To Protect Women of Nepal!

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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.]

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21 comments to “Geri Halliwell Aims To Protect Women of Nepal!”

  1. 6one9 says – reply to this


    She's still HOT!!!!!!!!!!!! HOLLA!!!

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    that is very touching. good for her. it's encouraging to see celebrities who do something in the world besides promote themselves and pose naked.

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    One of my friends went to Nepal and filmed a documentary about this issue! It is so horrifying. These women's uteruses literally drop out of their bodies because they are forced to do such hard manual labor after giving birth. It looks like a red football. Horrible!

  4. 4

    kudos to her

  5. 5

    Nothing wrong about that. But in this day and age, why do celebrities and pseudo-celebrities (especially has-beens and never-beens) HAVE to "embrace" a cause and be "humanitarians"?

  6. 6

    Is that Lindsay lohan in that pic….

  7. 7

    I onced helped an old lady cross the street!Even tho she didn't wan't to..

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  9. 9

    I would love to ass fuck her while the Sherpas watched.

  10. 10

    Proud of your Ginger Spice!- The rape cases in Asia are very serious and more attention needs to be brought to them
    They need help and we should all do our part!

  11. 11

    What a horrible way to have to live. Some laws in America suck,but I'll take America,any day! I think it's wonderful what Geri is doing. And…for once,I'm glad I was here to read this. (cough)

  12. 12

    such a nice thing to do… we need more celebs like her

  13. 13

    Re: Frag The Paps – Only a MAN could make such a brainless, ignorant, and simply retarded comment!!! People like you are the reason that not enough people take these issues seriously! Go get ass-fucked yourself, douchebag!!!

  14. 14

    That's horrifying! I didn't know your uterus could just fall out like that! Omg. I'm even MORE scared to have children now… (I know it's preventable but still…)

  15. 15

    My bestfriend has been in Nepal for the past six months-used her own money to open a free day care and is helping a thirteen year old girl who has suffered much abuse. Her focus is turning now to the plight of the women in the village.. It is all so severe. Are there any suggestions on how I could bring my friend's work to the eyes of the people involved with this mission?

  16. 16

    Well if one of the spice girls is there, I guess everything is as good as solved.

  17. 17

    That's amazing! Good job Geri aweeee! They totally need help there :/ I might go to Africa for the World Cup. :D Ok random I know.

  18. 18

    Nepal is fucking awesome!!! I spent five months there studying meditation and trekking to Everest Base Camp. Incredible but one of the ten poorest countries on earth. I am glad to see Geri doing something with her UN Ambassador status - she has been very quiet for the past few years in this regard.

  19. 19

    Send in your article to a local newspaper and see if someone will publish it for you. These issues are serious and we should stick together and help one another.

  20. 20

    I believe in a good cause and admire efforts. But why do all celebs dress in "different garb" (Angelina, Madonna) to do charitable work while getting photographed so the world can see them doing good. Celebs all shout "look at me, admire me, see what I'm doing"..when it comes to helping others.

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