Aniston, Cox on peace mission
Friends co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox are spearheading a campaign to fight for women’s rights in Congo.entertainment Updated: Nov 09, 2009 21:44 IST
Friends co-stars Jennifer Aniston and Courteney Cox are spearheading a campaign to fight for women’s rights in Congo. The actresses have lent their support to humanitarian fashion brand ‘OmniPeace’, which aims to stamp out violence against women in the African region, and is run by their friend Mary Fanaro, Fox News online reported.
Earlier this year, the duo had joined singer Sheryl Crow at a dinner party to raise awareness for the charity, and now they’re taking a new campaign to Senator Hilary Clinton. The stars are urging gadget fans in the US and Europe not to buy electronics such as cell phones and laptops, that contain materials sourced from ‘conflict mines’ where the industry is at the centre of violent fighting.
“OmniPeace was created to give back. I can’t think of a better way to support my best friend and all the work that she and OmniPeace do to donate to causes supporting peace, education, human rights and the end of extreme poverty by 2025,” Cox said. “Mary’s passion is so contagious and wonderful. It has taught me that anything is possible with enough perseverance and tenacity,” she added.