Angelina Jolie - Angelina Jolie Helps Launch Anti-rape War Initiative

0
0
Subscribe to Angelina Jolie alerts

Angelina Jolie teamed up with Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague in London on Tuesday (29May12) to launch an initiative to combat sexual attacks in conflict areas.
Hague announced plans to set up dedicated teams to investigate rape in troubled countries as part of a new government scheme, and he was joined by Jolie, who works as a special envoy for the United Nations.
The actress' Bosnian war movie In The Land Of Blood And Honey, which features a harrowing rape scene, was shown to Members of Parliament (MPs) in a bid to highlight the problems in war zones.
Jolie spoke about the issues she tackled in the movie, and Hague declared in a statement, "We are deeply honoured that Ms Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, has joined us... at this launch. Ms Jolie, we are very grateful to you for coming and for graciously allowing us to screen your film In the Land of Blood and Honey. For more than 10 years you have worked to highlight the plight of refugees worldwide in Haiti, Somalia, Sudan, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya and many other countries; to support numerous charitable causes, and to promote education, justice and the rights of women worldwide.
"And in this film you bring to life the devastating human consequences of international inaction in the face of conflict... It is a rallying call that none of us can ignore."
Jolie has visited conflict zones and refugees in countries including Iraq, Sudan and Libya.


Contactmusic

Tags: Angelina Jolie - William Hague

0
0
Subscribe to Angelina Jolie alerts
Advertisement

More Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie Talks Dominating Hollywood: "I Do What I Want To Do"

Angelina Jolie was known to be rather wild before becoming a mother to her and husband Brad Pitt's six children, and although she is a...

Unbroken Movie Review

With a true story that's almost hard to believe, this inspiring biographical drama is made with attention to detail and a remarkable resistance to sentiment....

Brad Pitt Gives Update on Angelina Jolie At 'Unbroken' Première: "Her Spirits Are High"

While Brad Pitt was on hand to step in for his absentee wife Angelina Jolie, who is suffering with chickenpox, at the Hollywood premiere of...

Angelina Jolie Admits She Will Be "Happy When Acting Is Over"

After starring in Disney's 'Maleficent,' tying the knot with the love of her life Brad Pitt, being named an honorary dame and releasing her most...

Advertisement

Angelina Jolie Forced To Miss 'Unbroken' Premiere Due To Chickenpox

Angelina Jolie has unfortunately been forced to miss the premieres and press events for her latest directorial effort, the WWII film 'Unbroken,' in the next...

Angelina Jolie Named TIME's Woman of the Year

Angelina Jolie is TIME’s Woman of the Year for 2014. Congratulations. Great. Good. After directing her second movie, starring in Disney’s Maleficent and speaking at...

Sony Leak: Scott Rudin and Amy Pascal's Fiery Exchange on Angelina

So at first all we got from the Sony leak was a couple of decent reviewed movies. But now? Now, we've got all the juicy...

Angelina Jolie Reveals Kids Want Tattoos, But Dad Brad Pitt Says No

Even though Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are not afraid to show off their collection of tattoos, when it comes to the Hollywood couple's six...

Advertisement

Comments

Angelina Jolie Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Angelina Jolie

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All