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Angelina Jolie Opens Center to Combat War Zone Violence

Angelina Jolie Opens Center to Combat War Zone Violence

Angelina Jolie and England’s First Secretary of State William Hague have just opened the first-ever academic center to combat violence against women in war zones across Europe.

The center will be based at the London School of Economics in England, and will primarily focus on women in conflict-related issues and on broadening accountability to end rape and sex crimes in relation to war.

“I am excited at the thought of all the students in years to come who will study in this new Centre. There is no stable future for a world in which crimes committed against women go unpunished,” Angelina said in a statement. “We need the next generation of educated youth with inquisitive minds and fresh energy, who are willing not only to sit in the classroom but to go out into the field and the courtrooms and to make a decisive difference.”

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    http://www.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMedia/news/archives/2015/02/WPSCentre.asp
    Press Release
    New Centre for Women, Peace and Security launched at LSE by William Hague and Angelina Jolie Pitt

    LSE today hosted First Secretary of State William Hague and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt to launch the UK’s first academic Centre on Women, Peace and Security, to be based at the School.

    Mr Hague and Ms Jolie Pitt announced the establishment of the ground-breaking initiative to students and academic colleagues with LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun and Professor Christine Chinkin, who will lead the new centre. It will focus on the participation of women in conflict-related processes and on enhancing accountability and ending impunity for rape and sexual violence in war.

    The Centre marks a collaboration between LSE, Mr Hague, Ms Jolie Pitt and the UK Government. It will support the aims of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI), co-founded in 2012 by Mr Hague and Ms Jolie Pitt, by bringing academic expertise to bear on preventing crimes of sexual violence, holding perpetrators to account and protecting the rights of survivors. From 2016 the Centre will provide a post-graduate teaching programme in Women, Peace and Security, leading to an MSc degree.

    LSE has recently announced the creation of a new Institute of Global Affairs which will host the Centre on Women, Peace and Security. The choice of LSE as host university for the Centre reflects both its international reach and its focus on issues of global concern.

    Professor Calhoun said,

    “This Centre is a remarkable opportunity for us to bring together academic and policy experts and those in the front line of tackling violence against women. LSE has always had at the heart of its mission the goal of translating education – research and teaching – into solving real-world problems. This new initiative represents precisely that aim. I am delighted to have worked with William Hague and Angelina Jolie Pitt in bringing this project together, and I am very excited about the possibilities it brings.

    Mr Hague, founding the new centre with Ms Jolie Pitt, said,

    “By founding this Centre LSE is setting an impressive example to other universities in the UK and around the world. I’m delighted that as we take forward the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative we’ll be able to work with the UK’s first academic centre on Women, Peace and Security at the LSE, providing the ideas and rigorous academic understanding needed to expand equal rights, equal freedom and equal opportunity for women everywhere.”

    Ms Jolie Pitt said,

    “I am excited at the thought of all the students in years to come who will study in this new Centre. There is no stable future for a world in which crimes committed against women go unpunished. We need the next generation of educated youth with inquisitive minds and fresh energy, who are willing not only to sit in the classroom but to go out into the field and the courtrooms and to make a decisive difference.”

    Professor Chinkin said,

    “I am honoured to be the inaugural Director of such a ground-breaking initiative. I look forward to working with colleagues across and beyond the academic world in helping to make the world a better place for women.”

    The Centre also received a message of support from US Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    Pictures from the launch will be uploaded soon.

    Ends

    Notes

    Craig Calhoun is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science and a world-renowned social scientist whose work connects sociology to culture, communication, politics, philosophy and economics. Professor Calhoun took up his post as LSE Director on 1 September 2012, having left the United States where he was University Professor at New York University and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge and President of the Social Science Research Council. Professor Calhoun took a DPhil in History and Sociology at Oxford University and a Master’s in Social Anthropology at Manchester. He co-founded, with Richard Sennett, Professor of Sociology at LSE, the NYLON programme which brings together graduate students from New York and London for co-operative research programmes. He is the author of several books including Nations Matter, Critical Social Theory, Neither Gods Nor Emperors and most recently The Roots of Radicalism (University of Chicago Press, 2012).

    Christine Chinkin is a former Professor of International Law at the LSE and a barrister, a member of Matrix Chambers. Together with H. Charlesworth, she won the American Society of International Law, 2005 Goler T. Butcher Medal ‘for outstanding contributions to the development or effective realization of international human rights law’. She is a William W. Cook Global Law Professor, University of Michigan and has been a Scholar in Residence for Amnesty International (2005), as well as Visiting Professor at Columbia University (2004) and the, Australian National University (2003, 2012), the Xiamen Academy of International Law (2010) and United Nations University, Tokyo, (2011). A short film celebrating her research and more on the ways she has worked in international law to change the way governments work to protect women’s rights can be found here: http://www.lse.ac.uk/researchAndExpertise/researchImpact/caseStudies/chinkin-making-world-safer-place-women.aspx

    The Centre will provide a leading academic space in Europe where scholars, practitioners, activists, policy-makers and others can develop strategies to promote justice, human rights and political participation for women in conflict areas around the world, and to influence the thinking of governments. Through inter-disciplinary research, teaching, public engagement and collaboration with international institutions and NGOs, the Centre will contribute to global efforts to address violence against women in armed conflict and conflict-affected situations, including sexual violence.

    The aims of the LSE Centre include:

    To develop research and practice in issues relating to women, peace and security and sexual violence in armed conflict and conflict-affected settings.

    To bring together world-class scholars at LSE to advance research in this area, and influence global policy-making.

    To build partnerships with those working on issues of women, peace and security and gender-based violence in armed conflict, including UN bodies and agencies, regional bodies, government agencies, military personnel and NGOs.

    To consolidate and improve academic and international knowledge concerning women, peace, and security.

    In recent years there has been growing international recognition of the critical need to address sexual violence in conflict. Through a series of UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) the United Nations has repeatedly condemned and called for the end to all forms of sexual violence against women and children in situations of armed conflict and made clear their link to wider international conflict prevention efforts. But, sexual violence in armed conflict has continued to occur, often reaching appalling and frequent levels of brutality.

    Based firmly on the belief that the UK has the moral obligation and the diplomatic power to change this, on 29 May 2012 then Foreign Secretary William Hague launched the PSVI campaign with the Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina Jolie Pitt. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness, rally global action, promote greater international coherence and increase the political will and capacity of states to do more to address the culture of impunity that exists for these crimes, to increase the number of perpetrators held to account and to ensure better support for survivors.

    10 February 2015

  • Phool

    Angelina Jolie opens London centre to combat warzone violence against women
    ======================================================
    Hollywood star joined by William Hague to open academic centre at LSE that aims to boost global campaigns for women’s rights and against use of rape as a weapon
    Europe’s first academic centre to combat the brutality faced by women in warzones across the globe has been opened in London by Angelina Jolie.

    The Hollywood actor, director and international women’s rights campaigner was joined at the London School of Economics (LSE) by the UK foreign secretary, William Hague.

    The LSE’s centre on women, peace and security aims to boost global campaigns for women’s rights and combat the use of rape as a weapon of war, an issue which Jolie – a special envoy for the UN high commissioner for refugees (UNHCR) – has campaigned on throughout the world.

    The groundbreaking centre will gather key thinkers, activists, policymakers and academics together in order to better tackle intransigent global problems such as the prosecution of warzone rapists and women’s engagement in politics.

    To coincide with the opening of the LSE centre, Jolie and the UNHCR have released two powerful short films – published exclusively on theguardian.com – that tell the stories of women who have suffered violence at the hands of Islamic State (Isis).

    Jolie filmed the shorts during a visiting to a Kurdish refugee camp in Dohuk, northern Iraq, last minth. Dohuk is home to some of the 2.1m Iraqis who were forced to abandon their homes in 2014 after the invasion of Isis.

    The first film tells the story of Sabreen and her little sister, Dilvian, who were held in captivity for four months after her father and the men of her village were killed by Isis fighter. The women were rounded up and taken to Syria to be sold. Separated from their mother, they ended up in Raqqa, where Sabreen was tortured and her little sister was forced to watch.

    “For one hour a day they electrocuted me,” Sabreen says in the film. “They put electric cables to my head, my hands and my feet. I was crying and begging him to stop but he wouldn’t listen.”

    The second film shows Jolie speaking to a 58-year-old Yashidi woman, Amusha, whose daughter was among dozens of young women kidnapped by Isis fighters and believed to have been taken to Raqqa to be sold as slaves. Amusha tells a clearly moved Jolie of the day her daughter was taken: “They [Isis] brought buses and packed them with young, beautiful girls,” she says.

    Sexual violence in conflict zones garnered global attention in June last year during a four-day summit hosted by Jolie and Hague as part of the UK government’s Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict initiative, at the ExCel centre in London. The summit resulted in a protocol signed by 151 countries.

    The new LSE centre, headed by the university’s respected professor of international law Christine Chinkin, will also focus on how to better empower of women. It will be hosted in the LSE’s new Institute of Global Affairs, which will offer an MSc program in women, peace and security from 2016.

    http://www.theguardian.com/uk-...

  • JPFamily

    So very proud of Dame Angelina Jolie-Pitt, William Hague and all those who are truly dedicated to fight against these actions.
    I am so inspired, this will provide such hope and support both now and in the future.
    Great funding news also.

    William Hague @WilliamJHague · 49 mins
    Delighted to launch new LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security and announce a £1million government contribution @LSEnews
    https://www.gov.uk/government/news/moves-to-end-sexual-violence-in-conflict-areas
    Moves to end sexual violence in conflict areas
    The Government today announced support for a new academic Centre on Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics.

    The centre will focus on the empowerment of women in conflict areas, and ending impunity for sexual violence in armed conflict and the use of rape as a weapon of war.

    It will be devoted to developing strategies to promote justice, human rights and political participation for women affected by war and insecurity worldwide.

    The centre is a continuation of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative(PSVI) started in 2012 by then Foreign Secretary, William Hague, who launched the centre at the London School of Economics today.

    The Ministry of Defence will distribute £1 million of LIBOR funds provided by the Treasury to support the centre during its first academic year.

    The centre will also work with the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, based in Shrivenham, to further the aims of the PSVI.

    Defence Secretary Michael Fallon said:

    I am delighted to support the new Centre on Women Peace and Security. This is an issue of great importance to the Ministry of Defence.

    The centre will provide a critical academic input into the development of our policy in this area, including the implementation of the UK’s National Action Plan.

    Our support underlines the importance we place on ensuring women’s full participation in all aspects of conflict prevention and peace-building, and in protecting them from the horrific violence they so frequently suffer during war.

    Chancellor George Osborne said:

    I am proud of the UK’s leading international role in tackling sexual violence against women and girls in conflict and in promoting the rights of women and girls worldwide.

    Our funding support will help ensure that we can make even greater progress in this area, that women can gain their rightful place at the peace table, and that fewer women and girls are at risk in conflict zones.

  • Phool

    New Centre for Women, Peace and Security launched at LSE by William Hague and Angelina Jolie Pitt
    ===============================================
    LSE today hosted First Secretary of State William Hague and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt to launch the UK’s first academic Centre on Women, Peace and Security, to be based at the School.

    Mr Hague and Ms Jolie Pitt announced the establishment of the ground-breaking initiative to students and academic colleagues with LSE Director Professor Craig Calhoun and Professor Christine Chinkin, who will lead the new centre.

    It will focus on the participation of women in conflict-related processes and on enhancing accountability and ending impunity for rape and sexual violence in war.

    The Centre marks a collaboration between LSE, Mr Hague, Ms Jolie Pitt and the UK Government. It will support the aims of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI), co-founded in 2012 by Mr Hague and Ms Jolie Pitt, by bringing academic expertise to bear on preventing crimes of sexual violence, holding perpetrators to account and protecting the rights of survivors. From 2016 the Centre will provide a post-graduate teaching programme in Women, Peace and Security, leading to an MSc degree.

    LSE has recently announced the creation of a new Institute of Global Affairs which will host the Centre on Women, Peace and Security. The choice of LSE as host university for the Centre reflects both its international reach and its focus on issues of global concern.

    Professor Calhoun said,

    “This Centre is a remarkable opportunity for us to bring together academic and policy experts and those in the front line of tackling violence against women. LSE has always had at the heart of its mission the goal of translating education – research and teaching – into solving real-world problems. This new initiative represents precisely that aim. I am delighted to have worked with William Hague and Angelina Jolie Pitt in bringing this project together, and I am very excited about the possibilities it brings.

    Mr Hague, founding the new centre with Ms Jolie Pitt, said,

    “By founding this Centre LSE is setting an impressive example to other universities in the UK and around the world. I’m delighted that as we take forward the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative we’ll be able to work with the UK’s first academic centre on Women, Peace and Security at the LSE, providing the ideas and rigorous academic understanding needed to expand equal rights, equal freedom and equal opportunity for women everywhere.”

    Ms Jolie Pitt said,

    “I am excited at the thought of all the students in years to come who will study in this new Centre. There is no stable future for a world in which crimes committed against women go unpunished. We need the next generation of educated youth with inquisitive minds and fresh energy, who are willing not only to sit in the classroom but to go out into the field and the courtrooms and to make a decisive difference.”

    Professor Chinkin said,

    “I am honoured to be the inaugural Director of such a ground-breaking initiative. I look forward to working with colleagues across and beyond the academic world in helping to make the world a better place for women.”

    The Centre also received a message of support from US Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton.

    Craig Calhoun is Director of the London School of Economics and Political Science and a world-renowned social scientist whose work connects sociology to culture, communication, politics, philosophy and economics. Professor Calhoun took up his post as LSE Director on 1 September 2012, having left the United States where he was University Professor at New York University and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge and President of the Social Science Research Council. Professor Calhoun took a DPhil in History and Sociology at Oxford University and a Master’s in Social Anthropology at Manchester. He co-founded, with Richard Sennett, Professor of Sociology at LSE, the NYLON programme which brings together graduate students from New York and London for co-operative research programmes. He is the author of several books including Nations Matter, Critical Social Theory, Neither Gods Nor Emperors and most recently The Roots of Radicalism (University of Chicago Press, 2012).

    Christine Chinkin is a former Professor of International Law at the LSE and a barrister, a member of Matrix Chambers. Together with H. Charlesworth, she won the American Society of International Law, 2005 Goler T. Butcher Medal ‘for outstanding contributions to the development or effective realization of international human rights law’. She is a William W. Cook Global Law Professor, University of Michigan and has been a Scholar in Residence for Amnesty International (2005), as well as Visiting Professor at Columbia University (2004) and the, Australian National University (2003, 2012), the Xiamen Academy of International Law (2010) and United Nations University, Tokyo, (2011). A short film celebrating her research and more on the ways she has worked in international law to change the way governments work to protect women’s rights can be found here:http://www.lse.ac.uk/researchA...

    The Centre will provide a leading academic space in Europe where scholars, practitioners, activists, policy-makers and others can develop strategies to promote justice, human rights and political participation for women in conflict areas around the world, and to influence the thinking of governments. Through inter-disciplinary research, teaching, public engagement and collaboration with international institutions and NGOs, the Centre will contribute to global efforts to address violence against women in armed conflict and conflict-affected situations, including sexual violence.

    The aims of the LSE Centre include:

    To develop research and practice in issues relating to women, peace and security and sexual violence in armed conflict and conflict-affected settings.

    To bring together world-class scholars at LSE to advance research in this area, and influence global policy-making.

    To build partnerships with those working on issues of women, peace and security and gender-based violence in armed conflict, including UN bodies and agencies, regional bodies, government agencies, military personnel and NGOs.

    To consolidate and improve academic and international knowledge concerning women, peace, and security.

    In recent years there has been growing international recognition of the critical need to address sexual violence in conflict. Through a series of UN Security Council Resolutions (UNSCRs) the United Nations has repeatedly condemned and called for the end to all forms of sexual violence against women and children in situations of armed conflict and made clear their link to wider international conflict prevention efforts. But, sexual violence in armed conflict has continued to occur, often reaching appalling and frequent levels of brutality.

    Based firmly on the belief that the UK has the moral obligation and the diplomatic power to change this, on 29 May 2012 then Foreign Secretary William Hague launched the PSVI campaign with the Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina Jolie Pitt. The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness, rally global action, promote greater international coherence and increase the political will and capacity of states to do more to address the culture of impunity that exists for these crimes, to increase the number of perpetrators held to account and to ensure better support for survivors.

    http://www.lse.ac.uk/newsAndMe...

  • Reham Saad

    A NEW THREAD….FINALLY
    JJ is kinda slow these days

  • Phool

    elle swire ‏@elleswire 5m5 minutes ago
    Angelina Jolie at LSE today talking about women, peace and security … wow!

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9...
    .
    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9...

  • Phool

    Helene Cardona ‏@Helene_Cardona 4m4 minutes ago
    Angelina Jolie Pitt & @WilliamJHague listening to our questions on violence against women #LSEWPS

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9...

  • bap

    So proud of Dame Angelina JoliePitt.

  • JPFamily

    Devon-Jane Airey ‏@missdevonjane 7 mins
    William Hague and Angelina Jolie currently on campus opening a new centre at the LSE. #AngelinaJolie #LSE

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B9fDl5UIcAIxdbU.jpg

    LSE events @LSEpublicevents · 2 mins
    Storify of Launch event of the LSE Centre for Women, Peace and Security
    Professor Christine Chinkin, The Rt Hon William Hague MP, Angelina Jolie Pitt. Chair, Professor Craig Calhoun. Tuesday 10 February 2015. Shaw Library, London School of Economics and Political Science

    https://storify.com/LSEpublicevents/launch-event-of-the-lse-centre-for-women-peace-and

  • Phool

    SMH “Stop saving the world Go and make movies “, seriously did you just say that, you ignorant Runt. So I guess highlighting War crimes ,sex abuse and rape is not of your liking , you rather shield away from world issues than go in make believe world of cinema. Seems like Runts like you are unable to educate themselves on realities but live the life of ignorance. You Jennifer Aniston Fans never seize to amaze me. Go back to asking Gerard fingering your Idols Butthole.

  • Gerard Butthole

    Yes, I said that obviously. Duh. Also, your screen name suits you well because you are a “phool.” Moron.

  • Phool

    Siva Thambisetty ‏@SivaThambisetty 23s23 seconds ago
    Prof Christine Chinkin, Jolie and Hague. Taking a moment to remember that academia can be a force for good.

    Chia Xin ‏@chiaaaxin 2m2 minutes ago
    Angelina Jolie was in LSE I was in lecture what’s the point of studying here.

    Amy Mollett ‏@amymollett 45m45 minutes ago
    Congrats to LSE on the Centre for Women Peace & Security, just launched by @WilliamJHague & Angelina Jolie Pit

  • JPFamily

    http://www.eauk.org/church/stories/angelina-jolie-pitt-tells-faith-leaders-that-faith-values-are-more-powerful-than-armies.cfm

    Angelina Jolie-Pitt tells faith leaders that faith values are more powerful than armies

    The United Nations special envoy for refugees Angelina Jolie-Pitt told faith leaders they were in a “powerful position” to end sexual violence in conflict.

    A two-day conference drawing together leaders of various faiths from across the world began today in London, organised by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

    Mrs Jolie-Pitt, a Hollywood actress who has now dedicated her time to helping the victims of these crimes and stopping them from being a ‘normal’ weapon used in war, spoke of her recent trip to Iraq.

    The UN’s special envoy visited refugee camps for displaced Iraqis, meeting women who had escaped slavery, but had suffered rape and violence at the hands’ of their captors.

    “I met a young Iraqi who had been taken and kept alive as a slave and tortured with an electric drill. [Sexual violence in conflict] is violence that respects and spares no one of any religion or ethnicity.

    “It is fuelled by impunity.”

    She said faith leaders must lift the stigma surrounding these crimes and ensure the blame for sexual violence in conflict was with perpetrators, not victims.

    “We have to speak more loudly than those preaching hatred as religion. I believe we can,” she concluded.

    The Archbishop of Canterbury also attended the conference, thanking Mrs Jolie-Pitt for her “extraordinary” work in this area, praising the way she had placed herself in dangerous situations in order to meet the victims and therefore speak with an “authentic voice”.

    Archbishop Justin Welby admitted the faith community’s history in this area was “questionable”, so said it was vital to address sexual violence in conflict with “repentance and humility”.

    The Archbishop said: “The sheer chaos of the battlefield means no one knows what you are doing. Men doing terrible things to each other makes it easier to do terrible things to civilians.”

    He stressed the need for “moral leadership” in conflict of all faiths.

    Archbishop Justin said soldiers need to understand that the consequences for these crimes will be dealt with, and that there’s a better way to act. He said victims must be treated with human dignity and perpetrators must be made to see human flourishing as an “attractive alternative” to inflicting this violence.

    The prime minister’s special representative in preventing sexual violence in war, William Hague, told delegates at the meeting in Lancaster House that the “missing ingredient” in solving this problem –political will –had now been acquired.

    But he said the biggest obstacle was the view that nothing could be done to end this rape and other forms of abuse.

    All speakers stressed the prosperity of this crime depended on the impunity of bystanders.

    Faith leaders were urged to adopt five recommendations, outlined in a declaration that will be signed at the end of the conference.

    The need to defend values of faith and human rights, recognising the role of faith leaders in ending impunity, the role of faith leaders and communities in supporting survivors, engaging men and boys and the role of faith leaders in peace building and peace processes were stressed as key to ending sexual violence in conflict.

  • Dawne

    Wow, I guess she worked on this when she had the measles……..cause I do not know how she manages all this planning in the midst of her already demanding days. But what a great idea……….now this is a feminist icon…….the protection of the world’s most disenfranchised women. Meanwhile back at the ranch, the other flakes are flashing more boobage.

  • JApatheticky

    She’s really amazing…beyond description.
    She’s a real DOer.
    I’m speechless.
    I respect her the bottom of my heart.
    May God bless you Angie. I DO love you.

  • Phool

    What’s that supposed to mean? If that was a comeback snark its very poor and very out of practice . Keep to what you are good at , buttering your hole .
    PS NO need to reply back, I have Zero tolerance replying back to an old Hag trying to be a tween who is mentally challenged.

  • VanityInsecurity

    SO very proud to be a fan of Angelina Jolie!

  • bap

    My question is why did not Emma Watson think of this, if she is such a feminist? I was never impressed about the build up of her.

  • Phool

    Adrian Thomas ‏@adriancthomas 2h2 hours ago
    Angelina Jolie “I cannot fathom why progress has taken so long. This is a failure of society and of humanity” #LSE #LSEWPS

  • Phool

    EW has her own thing, she can’t be having her fingers in all pies, give her time she only has started. Also EW is good for the younger generation she is using her celebrity wisely.

  • Felinelilly

    Angelina is amazing. A mover and shaker making changes happen.

  • Dawne

    Emma does not have the network in place or the track record of field work……….she may one day be on Angie’s level, she is a smart woman, but young and idealistic at this stage………Angie has had her feet to the fire for fourteen years……her cred is already established……..Emma has written a nice essay, but her resume is limited to that at this stage.

  • wika

    She lacks clout and experience, clearly lol. But she appeals to the younger crowd that are more familiar with her work as a HP icon I believe. Besides, she’s well educated. I believe she’s good to have around. Angie will be more than happy to have youths like her participate in things like this than not. I rmb Angie saying how she’s touched whenever she sees young girl being inspired and wanting to fight for causes similar to hers. It’s all good.

  • Dawne

    Ditto that.

  • bap

    she young enough to multi task.

  • Gerard Butthole

    Up yours, cunt.

  • QQQQ25

    So very proud of Dame Jolie-Pitt!

  • wika

    Agreed! I’m sure Angie is happy to have young celebs like her following her foot steps. She’s always so supportive of females who are fighting the same causes as her.

  • Dawne

    Angelina is a woman who takes action when she sees a terrible wrong. It’s easy for the rest of them to attend charity balls and all that crap, but Angelina is iconic because she walks her talk and pushes timelines for proactively.

  • Phool

    You are giving EW a bit too much credit , she is not that powerful nor that influential. Like I said give her time, after all that will show if she is for the long hall of not. Many have followed in similar foot steps but failed to keep it up *waiving at Clooney & Co*

  • bap

    You are right!

  • Dawne

    There has never been a HW star who has done as much as Angie with her celebrity………she is a first. Because she is a brain and heart first……..not an entitled, lazy egoist.

  • Kat

    Across europe? How convinient. Why not across middle east where her country spreads violence and contributes to the rise of violence with its policies? Even children now there is more war in the middle east than in europe. America hypocrite!

  • Phool

    At least she is a positive role model instead of likes of Kardashans who are just porn stars that fickle audience’s are in aww of .

  • JPFamily

    Official group pic from yesterday:

    Foreign and Commonwealth Office

    Mobilising Faith Communities in Ending Sexual Violence in ConflictMobilising Faith Communities in Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict meeting in London, 9 February 2015.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/foreignoffice/16490640842/

  • Dawne

    Oh, drop dead. Angie has been to Syria and Iraq and every other hellhole out there…….what are you doing, Ms. Critique’er?

  • Anon2

    Angelina Jolie is a DOER, as Jack says. Making it happen, never stop Angelina.

  • norah mackenzie

    alert alert we have another troll over here – send and collapse asap

  • Phool

    Oh look out comes an Aniston Critic talking on Politics. Go back to using your Original Moniker, you are fooling no one.

  • Phool

    Aniston Runt Kat is busy bumping up comments on JP threads making JJ money that’s what she is doing.

  • norah mackenzie

    bad spelling again kat

  • Kat

    Did she address sexual abuse as part of torture in guantanamo? Anal feeding of inmates? What about abu graib? Why only violence agains women? Why not men too? American hypocrite!

  • Dawne

    Hags think it is more admirable to make flop movies, push personal PR to a gag level, flash body parts and change men like your underwear…….can they only imagine Ms. High Maintenance in a filthy, miserable refugee camp……..with Hairboy and Huvsy in tow? GMAFB. There are no butlers and flush toilets in camps and omg, all that human misery……….that alone might dilute her own pity party and we couldn’t have that.

  • Phool

    Rachel Chua ‏@rachel_a_chua 9m9 minutes ago
    So #AngelinaJolie was at #LSE today for the opening of the Centre on Women, Peace, and Security. Proof my uni is cooler than yours.

  • wika

    Because she’s a UNHCR special envoy who saw THIS particular issue at hand? WTF LOL ask your government why they don’t try to do anything. Angie’s not a God. And DO something about these issues if you believe in them so much. HYPOCRITE!

  • Dawne

    Get lost, troll. Send Aniston to Guantanamo.

  • JPFamily

    http://www.ew.com/article/2015/02/10/unbroken-blu-ray-exclusive

    Angelina Jolie discusses making Unbroken in Blu-ray exclusive
    Videos at link

    Unbroken, the inspirational true story of Olympian and war hero Louie Zamperini, will arrive on Digital HD on March 10 and Blu-ray, DVD, and On Demand on March 24. Based on Laura Hillenbrand’s best-seller and directed by Angelina Jolie, Unbroken stars Jack O’Connell as Zamperini, the world-class runner who competed at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin and became a tortured prisoner of war after his plane crashed in the Pacific during World War II.

    In one of two exclusive clips from Unbroken’s Blu-ray extras, Jolie and the late Zamperini—who died on July 2 at the age of 97—describe their friendship, which flourished during the making of the film. “They just hit it off so well, so quickly,” says Zamperini’s grandson, Clay. “He was almost as thrilled just to be her pal as he was to see his life story come to life.”
    O’Connell lost approximately 30 pounds to play Zamperini during the sequences where he’s abused in the Japanese P.O.W. camp, and the pivotal scene where his cruel tormentor (Miyavi) threatens him with execution should he fail to lift and hold a heavy plank over his head was extremely taxing, both physically and mentally. “I was very, very nervous, and I know the boys were very nervous [about that scene],” says Jolie. “It felt like preparing two boxers separately in a ring.”

    Among the Blu-ray and DVD’s features is a behind-the-scenes film called “The Real Louis Zamperini,” which showcases interviews with the real hero and the film’s cast and crew. The Blu-ray will also feature deleted scenes and several other featurettes.

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  • wika

    HOLY SHIT HER NAME TAG THOUGH LOL! *dances no wonder the trolls are so unhappy

  • JApatheticky

    I’ve read your post below. It’s so funny and pathetic. What’s wrong with the “saving the saving the world”? Why is that THE problem to you? You are being annoyed because… she’s not just a dumb and self-absorbed actress like others? That fact threaten you? You want all “actress” to be just dumber and bumber? That’s what you’re saying below. That’s where you want to live? Not Me. So, just go away and live in a your pathetic garbage world forever. Maybe your idol-actress is and will be rolling in the deep with you in that trash bag.

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