DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – During Sally Field’s 50 years making audiences laugh, and cry, she has become the on-screen embodiment of the common woman who struggles for equality, and fights for family.


Karen Borta and Sally Field at the 11th Annual Wing Luncheon

Off-screen she is just as passionate about human rights causes, particularly as they relate to women.

Field served as the keynote speaker for the 11th Annual Wings Luncheon benefiting the organization, New Friends New Life on Friday.

“It’s more profitable somehow to keep women as slaves.  It is so deeply ingrained in the world, society, it is almost the last bastion of human rights,” said Field.

New Friends New Life helps sexually exploited girls and women through a variety of services designed to help them transition from prostitution, and as human trafficking victims, to new healthy lives.

It is a cause that resonates with Field, “It’s a remarkable group that needs to be replicated certainly all over this country.  There are varying kinds of things like that beginning all over the world, but really not only bringing awareness, but really absolute core support on every level to the women who are brutalized and materialized.”

As Field continues her movie career playing strong women, she says she’ll continue to speak for the voiceless in hopes of making a difference.

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