South–African actress Charlize is the founder of the Charlize Theron African Outreach Project.
The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) was created in 2007 by actress and UN Messenger of Peace, Charlize Theron, in collaboration with the Entertainment Industry Foundation. CTAOP helps keep African youth safe from HIV/AIDS by supporting community-engaged organizations that address the key drivers of the disease.
Theron appeared in a South African TV commercial opposing violence against woman as part of the “Real Men Don’t Rape” campaign She helped the Rape Crisis Center in Cape Town when the government would not let them state the number of rapes committed in South Africa each year. Theron helped design and signed a pair of shoes for the Stuart Weitzman charity shoe auction benefiting ovarian cancer awareness and research.