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Angelina Jolie Addresses Women's Rights at the UN

The Associated Press
Created: March 29, 2019 04:14 PM

Angelina Jolie, actress, director and Special Envoy to the United Nations addressed the General Assembly Friday shining a light on the rights of women and girls in conflict zones around the world.

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"There can be no peace and stability in Afghanistan or anywhere else in the world that involves trading away the rights of women. Worse still, we see impunity for crimes committed against women and girls during conflict. Or when women human rights defenders are attacked or killed or imprisoned," Jolie told the members.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees appointed Jolie to the role of Special Envoy in 2012.

"As long as we continue to put almost every other issue ahead of women's rights and participation we will remain stuck in a cycle of violence and conflict. We will have learned nothing. And our institutions will count for less than they should," Jolie said.

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