Hollywood star Rosario Dawson supports #BabaeAko movement

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Courtesy of BabaeAko Facebook page.

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 15) — Hollywood actress Rosario Dawson, who is best known for her role in the 2008 film "Seven Pounds", starring Will Smith, showed her support for a Filipino social media campaign defending women.

A picture of Dawson with Gabriela Secretary General Joms Salvador was posted Friday, featuring the star holding a piece of paper with the text, "#BabaeAko #aMaSONA #RiseResistUnite." The post branded Dawson as the campaign's "newest supporter."

#BabaeAko is a social media movement launched by a group of women composed of journalists, activists, former Cabinet member and lawmakers, in May this year, to fight back against President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged misogynist attacks.

During their meeting, Salvador "explained the reason why this social media campaign has resonated to a broad spectrum of Filipinas (and decent Filipino men) here and abroad," the caption said.


The post comes after TIME Magazine hailed the #BabaeAko movement as one of the 25 Most Influential People on the Internet in 2018.

Apart from her stints as an actress, Dawson is also known for being a political activist, having participated in campaigns against violence and discrimination.

She also portrayed roles in the films "Rent" (2005), "The Lego Batman Movie" (2017), and "Men in Black II" (2002), among others.