Oscar-winning actress Halle Berry is urging people to donate money to an organisation struggling to provide shelters to battered women.
The actress talked about her first hand experience with domestic violence as a child,and recently spoke out about the abuse her mother had to bear at the hands of her violent father,Contactmusic reported.
“I saw my mother battered and could not do anything to stop it. My father was tyrannical,lashing out at her for no reason. I felt the effects that had on our family,” Berry told the Sunday Times newspaper while speaking about her own experiences.
Berry had volunteered at Jenesse Center’s six shelters in secret for a number of years but now has gone public about her work with the organisation,in a bid to help the impoverished group survive the recession.