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Angelina Jolie Speaks Out for Sexual Violence Victims in Myanmar

Angelina Jolie is letting her voice be heard to get justice for sexual violence victims in Myanmar.

The 40-year-old actress and U.N. special envoy has been in the conflict-torn region since Wednesday. Nearly 100,000 people have been displaced since a civil war started in 2011.

“This visit underlined the vulnerability of women and girls living in protracted conflict situations to sexual violence, trafficking, and other human rights violations. It was moving and humbling to meet survivors of sexual violence in Kachin State,” Angelina said in a new statement (via AFP).

Despite the worthy efforts of local aid groups, Angelina is pointing out the “urgent need for more medical assistance and legal and psychosocial support” as well as a “strong legal framework to ensure all perpetrators of sexual violence are held accountable.”

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Angelina Jolie Photographed on First Day of Myanmar Visit

Angelina Jolie-Pitt stops for a photo outside of the Myanmar Parliament Building on Tuesday (July 28) in Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar.

The 40-year-old actress, director, and activist was taking a meeting with the Speaker of the lower house, the Burmese House of Representatives, Mr. Thura Shwe Mann during the first day of her visit to the area.

“I am looking forward to meeting with many people including women’s groups, civil society, displaced people and youth, to learn firsthand from them about their concerns and hopes for the future of their country,” Angelina told People. “With elections on the horizon in November, it is an important moment for people to exercise their democratic rights and help to address the fundamental issues critical to a peaceful future.”

Angelina is a Special Envoy of UN High Commissioner for Refugees since her appointment in 2012.

If you missed it, check out a recent interview Angelina gave with the AP, where she discusses her upcoming Netflix project.

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Angelina Jolie Further Discusses Her New Netflix Movie in New Interview

Angelina Jolie Pitt is further opening up about her new film project First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers, which will debut on Netflix.

“As Maddox and I prepare the film we will be side by side learning about his country. He is turning 14 next week and this is a very important time for him to understand who he is. He is my son but he is also a son of Cambodia. This is the time for our family to understand all that that means to him and to us. My desire to tell this story in the most truthful and accurate way possible will be my tribute to the strength and dignity of all Cambodian people,” the 40-year-old actress and director wrote to the AP during an email interview. Maddox will be involved in the production of the film.

Maddox will be on set every day after school and involved behind the scenes. And yes, Maddox is already involved in the Foundation and will take over my role when he is older,” Angelina added. “The intent of this project is not to revisit the horrors of the war but to bring to the screen characters that people around the world will empathize with, and to help other people to learn about Cambodia. What is special about this particular story is that it is told from the perspective of a 5-year-old child, and is based on a child’s emotional experience of war. It sheds light not only on the experience of children during the genocide in Cambodia but of all children who endure war.”

The movie is set to hit Netflix in late 2016.

Angelina Jolie Pitt Will Direct a New Movie for Netflix!

Angelina Jolie Pitt is set to direct an upcoming original movie for Netflix titled First They Killed My Father: A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers.

The film is “based on a harrowing and poignant memoir from Cambodian author and human rights activist Loung Ung about surviving the deadly Khmer Rouge regime,” according to Variety.

Angelina is set to produce the film and she even co-wrote the script. It will be released on Netflix in late 2016.

“I was deeply affected by Loung’s book,” Angelina said in a statement. “It deepened forever my understanding of how children experience war and are affected by the emotional memory of it. And it helped me draw closer still to the people of Cambodia, my son’s homeland. It is a dream come true to be able to adapt this book for the screen, and I’m honored to work alongside Loung and filmmaker Rithy Panh.”

Angelina and Brad Pitt‘s son Maddox, who was born in Cambodia, will be involved in the production of the movie.

Angelina Jolie & Shiloh Visit Syrian Refugee Family - Watch the Emotional Video

Angelina Jolie and her nine-year-old daughter Shiloh meet with a Syrian refugee family in this UNHCR emotional video from their trip in June to honor World Refugee Day.

Shiloh is very aware that I hold refugee families in high regard and has been asking to come on missions and meet them for many years,” the 40-year-old actress told People.

“When I met Hala in 2014, they had arrived in Lebanon as refugees,” Angie continued. “One year later, I’m back with my daughter Shiloh to see how life has been.”

You can learn more about Hala and her family in the video below.

Hugh Jackman's Wife Deborra-Lee Furness Jokingly Bans Him From Working With Angelina Jolie

Hugh Jackman‘s wife Deborra-Lee Furness has one big rule that makes their relationship work!

“I’ve told his agent he’s not allowed to work with Angelina [Jolie],” the 59-year-old actress shared to Australia’s Today Show. “I’m sure she’s very nice and I love what she’s doing — shining a light on awareness for adoption…”

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She added about their relationship, “That’s the deal with this business. If you get it right, if you pick the right partner, then, you traverse all those travails and challenges.”

Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt Meet Prince William & Kate Middleton For Tea

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie reportedly met up with Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday (June 27)!

The two high-profile couples met for the first time for tea at Kensington Palace after months of planning.

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“Everyone got on splendidly,” a close source shared to Us Weekly. “Brad and Angelina spent much longer with the Duke and Duchess than planned. They ended up staying for almost a few hours.”

During the meeting, Brad and Angie reportedly gave a gift to William and Kate to celebrate the birth of Princess Charlotte, who was born in May.

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