Nicole Kidman delivered a powerful acceptance speech at the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards last night.
She picked up the award for best lead actress for her role in Big Little Lies. Nicole plays a woman affected by domestic violence in the series, which also stars Reece Witherspoon and Shailene Woodley.
Kidman used her speech to talk about domestic violence.
"It is a complicated, insidious disease. It exists far more than we allow ourselves to know. It is filled with shame and secrecy. And by you acknowledging me with this award, it shines a light on it even more. So thank you, thank you, thank you."
300,000 men and women here in Ireland are affected.
Remember, before you get involved, ask yourself if it’s safe and legal to intervene. If the situation is already violent or looks like its escalating quickly, don’t directly intervene. Call the Gardaí on 999.
The only effective bystander intervention is a non-violent one. If you see or suspect domestic abuse in Dublin (change to suit region) visit www.whatwouldyoudo.ie or call 999