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Angelina Jolie Pens a Piece About Refugee Crisis for 'The Economist'

Angelina Jolie is speaking her mind.

The 43-year-old actress and humanitarian wrote an article in The Economist‘s The World in 2019 issue published on Tuesday (December 18), entitled “How to alleviate the refugee crisis.”

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The annual magazine forecasts what is to come in 2019.

“We live in divisive times. However, history also shows our ability to unite, overcome a global crisis and renew our sense of purpose and community with other nations. That is the greatest strength of an open society,” Angelina writes.

For more from Angelina, visit Economist.com.

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Angelina Jolie Is All Smiles Arriving at Burbank Airport!

Angelina Jolie is in a great mood!

The 43-year-old actress was spotted chatting with an airport employee as she arrived at Burbank airport on Monday (December 17) in Burbank, Calif.

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Angelina was seen doing a pre-Christmas shopping trip at Target in West Hollywood, where she picked up toys including a Star Wars Ultimate Co-Pilot Chewie interactive plush toy. She was also seen taking her daughter to martial arts class in Los Angeles.

She looked comfortable in flat shoes and an all-black outfit for the family trip and her kids were both dressed in green coats and pants.

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Angelina Jolie Opens Up About the Stigma of Sexual Violence

Angelina Jolie is opening up about sexual violence to Marie Claire.

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Here’s what the 43-year-old actress and activist had to say…

On why the stigma against survivors of sexual violence still exists: “Sexual violence in conflict is still a taboo subject. 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.”

On why she uses her influence to shed light on this issue: “Our partners in this effort are victims speaking out, local NGOs and governments from around the world as well as militaries. We have to solve this comprehensively. We need to go to the heart of where there are abuses and make changes, and press for new practices and accountability. To take one example, 37 countries still exempt perpetrators of rape from prosecution if they are either married to their victims, or agree to marry them afterwards. Over 60 countries don’t include male survivors within the scope of their sexual violence legislation. So we have to change laws as well as attitudes.”

On how she speaks to her children about sexual violence: “I don’t just speak to my daughters. I speak to them with their brothers. That is maybe the first most important distinction. This is not just a problem for women, and the solution is working with women and men. And girls and boys. Not only are men and boys also victims of these crimes, but those who are perpetrating these crimes need to have other men remind them what it really is to be a man. A man with a healthy relationship to women. And all societies need to be clear about not tolerating this behavior.”

For more from Angelina, head to MarieClaire.com.

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Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Reach Custody Agreement, Will Avoid Court Date

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie‘s custody battle is over after the former couple reached an agreement for the custody of their six children.

The 54-year-old actor and the 43-year-old actress, filmmaker, and humanitarian were set to go to court on December 4, but they won’t need to now that an agreement has been reached.

“A custody arrangement was agreed to weeks ago, and has been signed by both parties and the judge,” Angelina‘s attorney Samantha Bley DeJean announced on Friday (via TMZ). She added the agreement is “based on the recommendations of the child custody evaluator.”

The details of the agreement are confidential. Angelina and Brad‘s divorce details still have to be worked out and they have asked the judge to give them until June 2019 to figure that out.

Angelina Jolie Supports Survivors of Sexual Violence Through Film Festival in London

Angelina Jolie is heading out after attending the Fighting Stigma Through Film Festival on Friday evening (November 23) at the British Film Institute (BFI) in London, England.

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The Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative film festival which “aims to harness the power of film and cinema to help fight the discrimination so often faced by survivors of sexual violence in conflict.”

The 43-year-old actress, who is a co-founder of Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict, and took part in a Q&A session as well.

The 2-day festival includes screenings of 38 films and documentaries from around the world.

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Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie Reportedly Settling Custody Battle

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt are reportedly coming to an end of their ongoing custody battle.

The two stars are close to signing a custody settlement before a private custody trial is set to begin, The Blast reported on Wednesday (November 21).

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Specifics of the alleged settlement have not been disclosed, but “the deal will include a substantial amount of time given” to Brad.

The two reportedly realized the ongoing fight “is only hurting the children,” and the battle is expected to be finalized soon.

“Our sources are optimistic that Pitt and Jolie have found common ground and agree things need to be settled for the sake of the family, and tell us as long as nothing extreme happens, the matter will be settled,” The Blast reports.

Brad and Angelina confirmed their split in September of 2016.