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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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“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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Angelina and William Hague writes article for The Telegraph

Angelina and William Hague has written an article for the English magazine The Telegraph, writing about the urgent subject warcrimes, read full article in our press archive.

The UN General Assembly is viewed each year through the prism of speeches by world leaders at the marble podium.

But the UN exists for the millions of people worldwide who will never set foot in its corridors: the “men and women of nations large and small” whose equal rights to justice and security are enshrined in the UN Charter.

In principle, the UN belongs as much to the poorest refugee as it does to any President or Prime Minister. In practice, the interests and priorities of powerful member states determine which violations of human rights are addressed and which continue unchecked.

World leaders gathered at the UN this week should recommit to the principle that there can be no long-term peace and security without accountability for war crimes and crimes against humanity.

This is a matter of self-interest as much as idealism. The erosion of the rule of law in any part of the world eats away at the foundations of our long-term security. Peace settlements that give amnesty for crimes against civilians perpetuate insecurity. Don’t take us on our word, look at history.

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Angelina writes love letter to Agnès Varda

Angelina along with several other actresses has written their own love letter to the French director for ‘Interview’ magazine and you can read the all the letters in the press archive and Angelina’s letter below.

Angelina Jolie, Actress and director

When I think of Agnès, I think of us sitting barefoot on the floor after a screening of one of her films, talking about life and laughing. How do I do her justice? She is a woman in full, who combines grace and intellect with an irresistible sense of fun and lightness of spirit. She has learned to find joy in life and she transmits that to everyone around her. She’s not interested in conforming to anyone else’s idea of what a woman or an artist should be, and her independence of mind is part of what makes her so distinctive. I think her impact will continue to grow with time. People often speak of how she broke new ground for women filmmakers—and she has—but to discuss it that way is to limit her contribution. She broke new ground as an artist, period.

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