Actress, activist, and Silence Breaker Ashley Judd will be celebrated for her international work with women and children at this year’s Greenwich International Film Festival. According to People, she will be presented with the fest’s Changemaker Award at a gala on May 31.
The honor is given to artists who use “their public platform and the power of film to further positive social change,” explained Wendy Stapleton Reyes, fest Chairman of the Board.
Judd is being recognized for her role as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund (Unfpa). The role sees her travelling to nations such as Bangladesh, India, Jordan, Ukraine, and Turkey, and working to help improve the lives of women and children. Judd also serves as global ambassador for Population Services International and Polaris, an org dedicated to ending human trafficking.
Previous Changemaker Award recipients include Renée Zellweger,