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Angelina Jolie: Gisozi Genocide Memorial Visit

Angelina Jolie: Gisozi Genocide Memorial Visit

Angelina Jolie lays a wreath at the Gisozi genocide memorial during a ceremony on Tuesday (March 26) in Kigali, Rwanda.

The 37-year-old actress and UNHCR goodwill ambassador was joined at the site by the British Minister for Foreign Affairs William Hague.

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The duo laid wreaths in a ceremony that took place almost on the 19th anniversary of the country’s 1994 genocide.

The day before, Angelina and William flew into the Democratic Republic of Congo to speak about sexual violence in the area, according to the UK Telegraph.

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Gorgeous Angie!

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Compassionate Angie!

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This is how you do stuff!

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If only few more people had her golden heart !

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Aid Worker Diaries – CARE International welcomes British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Angelina Jolie’s visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to see first hand the impact of sexual and gender based violence on women

By CARE International | 1 hour(s) ago | Comments ( 0 )

Source: CARE International

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague visiting CARE’s Ujio Wetu project and meeting CARE’S DRC Country Director Yawo Douvon. © CARE

Goma, DRC (March 26, 2013): CARE International today hosted the British Foreign Secretary and Jolie’s visit to a CARE-supported sexual and gender based violence (SGBV) project in the Lac Vert Internally Displaced People’s camp, on the outskirts of Goma, North Kivu.

Hague said that he came to DRC to understand better the needs of survivors of sexual violence, so that he can find ways to support them.

“Both Hague and Jolie were very interested in finding out about the current situation in the camp, and what the sexual violence survivors needed the most. CARE hopes that this visit will shed more light on the issues women are facing in DRC every day. Sexual and gender-based violence continues to be a major concern for CARE, especially with the volatile situation that persists in North Kivu, eastern DRC,” said Yawo Douvon, Country Director, CARE DRC. “We are still seeing people arriving every day in camps such Lac Vert after having fled the recent eruption of violence in Kitchanga, which displaced nearly 100,000 people this month. Many of them are women with children. Many have survived sexual violence on their long journey to safety – a week by foot, through fields and forest, which was anything but safe. It is a grim situation.”

CARE works in three camps on the outskirts of Goma, including Lac Vert, training educators to offer support and advice to sexual violence survivors on how and where to access medical care. The educators also provide advice on the measures that can be taken to avoid attacks, and work with men to address the attitudes and traditions, which make women vulnerable to violence.

CARE provides financial support as well to sexual violence survivors and other vulnerable groups so that they can start businesses such as selling cooked food or goods in the camp.

This initiative not only helps them regain both a sense of normality and of dignity, but also prevents them from being exposed to further sexual violence as they are at less risk of falling prey to harm while searching for firewood and water, and less likely to turn to prostitution.

On 17 March, CARE provided 186 cash transfers to sexual violence survivors and other vulnerable people in Lac Vert camp.

“Jolie said she was impressed by how important the cash transfers were to the women she spoke to, and despite the many difficulties they are struggling with it, this seems to have brought them hope,” said Douvon.

“But there is a great need for more and better emergency medical care to tend to sexual violence survivors’ needs, especially post-exposure prophylaxis. They are also in urgent need of shelter, and access to water and sanitation. It is important that we put the survivors first, and we tend to their immediate medical and psychological needs above all,” said Douvon.

Hague and Jolie’s visit took place in the lead up to the G8 meeting on April 11, London, when for the first time in the G8’s history, the issue of sexual violence against women will be discussed.

ABOUT CARE
Founded in 1945, CARE is a leading humanitarian organization fighting global poverty and providing lifesaving assistance in emergencies. In 84 countries around the world, CARE places special focus on working alongside poor girls and women because, equipped with the proper resources, they have the power to help lift whole families and entire communities out of poverty. CARE and its local partners implement long-term development programs and humanitarian assistance interventions in the Great Lakes countries (DRC, Uganda, Rwanda, and Burundi), including programs to prevent sexual and gender-based violence and provide support to survivors.

To learn more of CARE’s work in the Democratic Republic of Congo, visit http://www.care-international.org

She’s always so maternal and inspiring. A good model of actress but – above all- a good model of human being . God bless her humanitarian beautiful work. The world need more celebrities like her!

Amazing woman!

What a strong woman!

Lovely woman inside and out. Strong, beautiful and uncompromising. Takes notes Handler, ’cause you obviously haven’t got a clue what being a real woman means!

Funny to see trolls like lainey wet their pants over a new ring,The possibility of two people in love and engaged having a private wedding is an impossibility in a troll’s mind just too funny

Very inspirational

off topic
waiting for ptop 8 ruling hope it goes well

Sweetness @ 03/26/2013 at 1:19 pm

she’s the only actress who walk the walk and talk the talk….
it’s fun to be a wealthy star and wear designer threads and party at award shows and seek attention from paps to promote a film career…but she sets aside selfish time for those in need. amen.

Thanks for the thread Jared.. I know that this is a gossip site, but so great to have something of real importance highlighted as well.

The victims deserve to have their voices heard. So proud of this woman and all she does.

Just saw that she will be at The Women in the World Summit again. She will honor, Malala Yousafzai on the opening night. The Summit is on April 4 and 5 in New York. I would love to be there.

again..Walking the Walk

@lurker:

Are they expected to rule today or will it be a wait.

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26 Mar 13 – UK Foreign Secretary William Hague and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie this morning visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda’s capital to honour the memory of all those murdered in Rwanda’s 1994 genocide.

The Memorial was established in 2004 by the UK-based Aegis Trust for genocide prevention, working in partnership with survivors and the Rwandan authorities. Today it plays a key role in peace-building education, bringing together children of survivors and perpetrators to help strengthen community stability and resilience against the potential for violence in the future. The British Government is looking to support that work, which was profiled in the Guardian last week. Aegis also provides essential support to survivors of the genocide in greatest need; orphans, widows and gang-rape victims among them.

In just a 100 days, from April to July 1994, a million Rwandans were murdered simply because they were identified as ethnically Tutsi. UN peacekeepers were in Rwanda at the start of the genocide, but instead of being reinforced and mandated to stop the killing, much of the force was withdrawn. It has come to be regarded as one of the international community’s worst failures in modern times to protect people at risk of mass atrocities.

Some 250,000 of those killed lie in mass graves at the Kigali Genocide Memorial, where William Hague and Angelina Jolie placed wreaths and stood in silent reflection.

They were visiting the Memorial ahead of a journey to the D.R. Congo, where they will highlight the terrible human cost of warzone rape, meeting survivors and calling for Governments worldwide to address this neglected and growing problem.

Before leaving the memorial, Hague and Jolie viewed Aegis’ documentation programme, the Genocide Archive of Rwanda. Its work includes documentation of rape and violence against women. Yves Kamuronsi, Archive Manager, explained how Rwandans and researchers from around the World will use the archive to better understand the causes genocide, using this research and evidence to inform upstream prevention strategies such as community reconciliation processes and social cohesion to promote stability.

“The Aegis Trust was honoured to host Mr Hague and Ms Jolie on their visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial today. Survivors across the country will be encouraged by their commitment to prevent mass atrocities,” says Freddy Mutanguha, Head of Country for Aegis in Rwanda and himself a survivor of the genocide.

@busted:
Not sure but i am watching a link live

brangelina forums had great pics

Angie, beautiful person.

Used BY the UN @ 03/26/2013 at 1:29 pm

As the neocolonial western powers led by the U.S. seek to foment civil war and rebellions throught Africa to insert their own governments and secure all natural resources for international corporations there is Jolie attempting to make these evil criminal actions legit with the help of the insane propaganda of the main stream media. She is part of a satanic new world order that seeks to dominate the world with a one world government, destroy freedom and your life as you know it. So blindly follow her clueless idiots, your descendents will pay the price.

…Stand by for many important messages.
Do not adjust your set…

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