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Angelina writes article for The Economist

Two days ago Angelina published an article for The Economist and writes about the refugee crises and how we all have to think about the issue and how we all can help.

Our response to the plight of refugees in the coming year will be the measure of our humanity, writes Angelina Jolie, actor and special envoy of the UNHCR

The number of refugees worldwide has climbed for six consecutive years. Some 68m people are now displaced by violence and persecution—equal to a fifth of the population of America, nearly half that of Russia and more than the entire population of Britain.

At the same time, humanitarian support is chronically underfunded. As of September 2018 the United Nations’ refugee agency, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and its partners had received just 31% of the funds they needed to provide basic assistance to millions of Syrian refugees and displaced people. The same dire situation exists elsewhere too, with less than half the amount of humanitarian funds needed in the vast majority of conflict-affected countries. If nothing is done, this trend of growing numbers and scarce resources will continue, with severe consequences, in 2019.

Read full article in the press archive or directly at the magazines website.

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Angelina Is Fighting the Social Stigma Faced by Survivors of Sexual Violence

Marie Clarie has posted an article about Angelina and her work for Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI) and the previous film festival in the UK. You can read more about this issue and the initiative here. The magazine had an exclusive interview with Angie and it has been added to the press archive!

The Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative is dedicated to providing justice and support for victims.

Angelina Jolie is doubling down in her fight against the stigma of rape. Launched in 2012 by Jolie and then UK Foreign Secretary William Hague, Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict is a global initiative focused not just on stopping assaults, but also the social stigma faced by survivors of sexual violence, and providing justice for victims.

“Sexual violence in conflict is still a taboo subject,” Jolie tells Marie Claire in an exclusive interview of why this stigma exists. “Female and male survivors, and children born of this rape, are often treated as if they are the ones who have done something wrong. They are rejected and stigmatized, while their attackers go unpunished. That’s what has to change, and breaking the taboo is part of that.”

Leading the global effort is the United Kingdom, and since the launch of PSVI, the UK has provided thousands of survivors with medical, social, and legal support, assisted organizations in local communities supporting survivors, and trained over 17,000 military and police officers on how to prevent and respond to sexual violence, and created guidelines to help strengthen the collection of evidence and documentation to bring perpetrators to justice. In addition to finding ways to make it easier for survivors to report crimes in cases where they cannot go to their local authorities, Jolie is also fighting to address shortfalls in funding commitments from Governments for protection, psychosocial support, and other programs to support survivors, as well as reparations to help survivors rebuild their lives. She is also calling for establishing an international, investigative body that can take action in determining if a crime of sexual violence has taken place, collect evidence, and enable rapid and effective prosecution.

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Angelina writes article for Evening Standard about wartime sexual violence

Angelina has written an article for the UK magazine, The Evening Standard. She writes about wartime sexual violence and brings up stories so horrific it’s worse than any made up horror film… She’s currently at the PSVI Film Festival hosted by her organisation “Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative” and the article is released in connection to it.

Angelina Jolie: No perpetrators of rape in conflict should ever get away with their crimes

A Rohingya mother gang-raped after being forced to watch soldiers kill her baby girl and husband. An elderly South Sudanese woman raped by soldiers. A Syrian man kept naked in a cell for 30 days by government forces, hung up by his hands in the dark at night and raped using a stick. A 10-year old Syrian boy, waiting in line at a bakery, kidnapped by Islamic State, imprisoned and sexually abused.

What connects these terrible human stories, documented by the UN, is that they involve the deliberate use of rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war: “To terrorise communities and fracture families by the violation of taboos,” in the words of the UN Secretary-General, “signifying that nothing is sacred and no one is safe.” It affects hundreds and thousands of women and girls, as well as men and boys, worldwide.

The horror of these war crimes, crimes against humanity, even acts of genocide are compounded by the stigma endured by survivors who are often made to feel ashamed, rejected by their families and who suffer physical injuries and emotional trauma that can last a lifetime.

Because of stigma, conflict-related sexual violence is one of the least reported crimes in the world. It is intolerable that we effectively punish survivors more than perpetrators, simply by our collective failure to provide justice or change cultures that blame the survivor or minimise their suffering.

Read full article in press archive!

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“Hello Magazine” interview

A new interview with Angelina for Hello Magazine and the October 15, 2018 issue, so we have added the interview to the press archive and also the magazine scans to the gallery!

Mother of six Angelina Jolie, who turned 43 this year, embraces getting older. “Wisdom, understanding, clarity of thought – all the things that come with age are also beautiful and feminine qualities. “I’d like to think we all get better with age – men and women.” Looking in the mirror these days, Angelina says she sees her mother Marcheline Bertrand looking back, which “warms her”. An actress and humanitarian like her daughter, Marcheline, who died from ovarian cancer in 2007, is the reason Angelina was drawn to fragrance house Guerlain.

Before being unveiled as the face of its new perfume Mon Guerlain last year, the Oscar-winning actress hadn’t appeared in a beauty campaign for ten years, but when chief executive Laurent Boillot flew out to Cambodia to discuss the opportunity, Angelina was reminded of her mother’s love of a particular Guerlain face powder. “She hardly ever wore make-up, but she saved this powder for special occasions,” she tells us. “I grew up thinking of Guerlain as this very fancy French brand.” Having directed last year’s Golden Globe and Bafta-nominated First They Killed My Father, Angelina returned to acting this year, voicing one of the characters in Disney’s The One and Only Ivan and filming Maleficent 2 in the UK. HELLO! caught up with her ahead of the launch of a eau de toilette version of Mon Guerlain to find out more about the new fragrance and how the brand is paying tribute to her mother.

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Magazine scans 2018

Several magazine scans from 2018 have been added to the gallery and they are all listed below. We scanned the new Swedish magazine Mama for you as well and translated their exclusive interview with Angelina for the site, enjoy!

Hello (UK) – September 10, 2018
Grazia (UK) – August 27, 2018
People (US) – August 27, 2018
Mama (Sweden) – August 2018
Hello (UK) – July 9, 2018
People (US) – July 2, 2018
US Weekly (US) – July 2, 2018
Grazia (UK) – May 28, 2018
Hola (US) – May 1, 2018
Look (UK) – April 2, 2018
Hello (Georgia) – April 2018

On the surface she is a superwoman, but even a Hollywood mom is vulnerable. In an exclusive interview with Mama, Angelina Jolie tells about life as a single parent, the divorce of Brad Pitt, about the operations and about having a heart bleeding for a burning world.

It’s easy to believe that Angelina Jolie is a super woman. She is one of Hollywood’s best-paid actors, she has a flourishing career as a producer, scriptwriter and director and she puts both the strength and the money to make the world a better place. In addition, she is a mother of no less than six (!) Children.

But everything is not as perfect as it looks on the surface, she tells when Mama’s Tina Jøhnk Christensen meets her during the filming of the Disney film “Maleficent 2” in London. Even a superwoman puzzles and struggles to make life go together.

“I do not think it’s easy for any woman to catch up with both family, work and herself. The most important thing for me has been to try to prioritize. At the top of the list are the children always. Their happiness and health are always the most important. I try to build their self-esteem so that they become six strong individuals, who are humble and thoughtful at the same time.

Read full interview in the press archive!

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