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Angelina Jolie at the Geef 2021- Leaving No One behind in a Post-Pandemic World

Special Conversation session with Ban Ki-moon and Angelina Jolie, discussing Youth Empowerment in a post-pandemic World!

Global Engagement & Empowerment Forum (GEEF) 2021

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Angelina Jolie:  On the future of the refugees crisis

Interviewed by Edward Felsenthal, TIME Editor-in-Chief and CEO

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Angelina Jolie - Keynote at the 2nd International Conference on 'Action with Women and Peace'

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Angelina Jolie: How the Pandemic Is Hurting Women in a World That Already Didn't Care About Them

incl. a video conversation with UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie, U.S. Representative Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA 6), UNFPA Executive Director Dr. Natalia Kanem, and moderator Rachel Bowen Pittman, Executive Director of the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA).

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Angelina Jolie message to the winner of the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award 2020 Mayerlín Vergara Pérez

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Los Angeles Times - Angelina Jolie: Why children suffer more violence amid COVID-19    

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UN - Angelina Jolie speaks to the Security Council to address sexual violence in conflict

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UNESCO - Continuing learning and schooling for refugees - Zoom Meeting

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Angelina Jolie - Keynote Speach at UK's National Srebrenica Memorial Day 25th Anniversary

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Angelina Jolie and Vanessa Nakate in TIME100 Talks about the rising temperatures in Uganda

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Risk-Takers for Women's Empowerment: A Conversation Between Madeleine Albright (NDI) and Angelina Jolie

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Angelina Jolie: The World's Refugee Crisis Is Bad Now—But It's Only Going to Get Worse

incl. a video conversation with UNHCR Members

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Angelina Jolie Reunites with RefuSHE Alumna Chantale Zuzi on Zoom Video

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The NY Times - Angelina Jolie: A Mother’s Strength

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Angelina Jolie talks to Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign and frontline anti-hunger organizations about the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Angelina Jolie spoke with Felsenthal during the TIME 100: Finding Hope virtual summit, which gathered the world’s top leaders to discuss the new realities of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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TIME - Angelina Jolie: Children Seem to Be Less Vulnerable to the Coronavirus. Here's How the Pandemic May Still Put Them at Risk

incl. a video conversation between Dr.Burke Harris and Angelina Jolie 

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BBC to release special BBC My World: Coronavirus content for global young audiences with Angelina Jolie

" Children have not been out of school on this scale since the Second World War. This is something that throughout their lifetimes, they will remember....[...]"

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TIME - Angelina Jolie: Closing Schools Has Derailed the Lives of Kids All Over the World. Here's How We Can Help Them Keep Learning

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A special Episode of BBC My World with everything you need to know about the Coronavirus global pandemic.

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Two Publications on the International WomensDay by Angelina Jolie

TIME- Why Girls Deserve Love and Respect on International Women's Day

CNN - What we must do for Afghan women

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TIME - Angelina Jolie: The Cost of Inaction in Syria is Too High

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The first Episode of BBC My World go LIVE - A new programme for teenagers who want to know more about the key stories and issues shaping our world, featuring topics of international importance and celebrity interviews.

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A Groundbreaking Virtual Reality Experience

An innovative exhibition hopes to renew support for victims of the Islamic State (ISIS) – particularly the Yezidi community.

Nobody’s Listening is a London-based initiative combining virtual reality, art, and photography to document the genocide of Yezidis and other minority groups targeted by ISIS.

The Virtual Reality Experience will accompany artwork, photographs, and cultural artefacts from various communities affected by ISIS at a formal launch in spring 2020, to be opened by Angelina Jolie

Nobody's Listening: Virtual Reality Experience



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TIME - Angelina Jolie Interviews One of the Drafters of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Children: ‘Children Need to Know Their Rights’

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Due to a General Election called for 12 December, the UK Government has taken the difficult decision to postpone the international " Time for Justice" conference in London until 2020.

Time for Justice: Putting Survivors First conference postponed  


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TIME - Angelina Jolie: Medical Advances in Women's Health Are Important. But They're Only Part of the Picture

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TIME - Angelina Jolie: Climate Change Is Already Displacing Millions of People. It's Our Responsibility to Help Them

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TIME - Angelina Jolie: The Crisis We Face at the Border Does Not Require Us to Choose Between Security and Humanity

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Lord Ahmad announces the launch of the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict (PSVI) Film Competition  

The FCO 2019 Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI) film competition is open for entries.  

Participants can enter online at, and can be from any country and of any age. The films can be about any theme associated with ending sexual violence in conflict and can be based on fiction or fact. Possible subjects might include strengthening justice for survivors of sexual violence, the stigma faced by survivors and their children, and the root causes of sexual violence.

The winning entries will be invited to attend the PSVI international conference, Time For Justice: Putting Survivors First, in London on 18-20 November, where the winning and commended films will be screened and promoted across the UK’s global network of embassies. Terms and conditions apply. The deadline for entries is the 6th September 2019.

Film is a powerful tool to shine a spotlight on sexual violence in conflict and help bring about real change.  This is why we held the first PSVI Film Festival, Fighting Stigma Through Film, in 2018, and this is why we are excited to showcase the work of talented filmmakers to a global audience.

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My World – Cultivating media literacy skills

Introducing My World, BBC Learning and BBC World Service, in partnership with Microsoft Education deliver a powerful global media literacy program for educators and students ages 10 through 16, designed to help kids determine fact from fiction in the news. With factual episodes executive produced by Angelina Jolie and BBC World Service, this initiative intends to help teach students about global news and encourage them to become engaged critical thinkers about what they see and hear in the news.

Angelina says: “There has never been a time when it was more important to introduce the next generation to objective, impartial news and factual explanation of the events and issues shaping our world. Children today are exposed to a lot of opinion, but not necessarily to information that is fact-based and reliable.
As a mother, I am very pleased that the BBC World Service is taking this step. It is also important to me that the project is global, and will help young people in different countries to be connected to each other and to have greater awareness and understanding of the news on an international basis.”

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Angelina Jolie's plea for the world to be more welcoming to refugees


Publication by Angelina Jolie on World Refugee Day 2019.

TIME - Angelina Jolie: What We Owe Refugees

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Edward Felsenthal, Editor in Chief and CEO of TIME, announced today that Angelina Jolie will join TIME as a Contributing Editor.

Writing on a variety of topics, focusing primarily on displacement, conflict and human rights, Jolie’s pieces will appear monthly across TIME’s global platforms.                 

Jolie’s writing for TIME will draw on her eighteen years working with the UN Refugee Agency. She is the Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and has carried out over 60 field missions to refugees, including most recently in Colombia, Peru and Bangladesh.

Her first piece is published Wednesday to coincide with World Refugee Day, and will appear in the July 1, 2019 issue of the magazine, on newsstands Friday. It follows her previous essay for TIME, on the role of women in the peace negotiations in Afghanistan.

For the first time in recorded history, the number of displaced prople in the world has eclipsed 70 million

19.06.2019 UNHCR


International PSVI Film Competition 2019 is now open. Enter here to join the  fight against stigma and EndSexualViolence.

All entries welcome.

The winners of the PSVI competition will have films screened at the international conference in November 2019.

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Angelina Jolie travel to Colombia’s border area with Venezuela to assess the humanitarian response to the exodus of Venezuelan refugees and migrants – the largest and fastest movement of people in Latin America’s recent history.

Angelina Jolie is undertaking a two-day mission to evaluate the enormous challenges that Colombia and other host countries are facing in responding to this unprecedented crisis.

During her visit, Angelina Jolie, together with UNHCR’s Deputy High Commissioner, Kelly Clements, will meet with the Colombian Government and various organizations contributing to the humanitarian response along with Venezuelans and Colombians hosting them.

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie and the Deputy High Commissioner will hold a press conference at the end of the visit on Saturday, 8 June 2019, in the province of La Guajira.

Mission Colombia


7 years ago Angelina Jolie and William Hague launched the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative ( PSVI).

All who are involved in PSVI can be proud of the work so far, but with much more to do.

The work continues to help survivors and to give them a voice.

Announcement of PSVI 2012

19. Mai 2019

Angelina Jolie has congratulated Sahraa Karimi for her appointment as the first female director of the state-owned film industry, Afghan Film.

“I congratulate Ms Karimi on her historic appointment. I hope that it will be the start of a new chapter in sharing Afghan culture and Afghan stories with the world,” Jolie said in a statement.

“It is also a reminder of the talent, resilience and ability of Afghan women, who are such an inspiration to me and to many other people worldwide,” she said, adding that “I send my respect and admiration to brave artists, journalists and human rights defenders in Afghanistan.”

Sahraa Karimi, filmmaker and director, was appointed as the first female General Director of Afghan Film, the country’s state-run film production company, through a merit-based process conducted at the Independent Administrative Reform and Civil Service Commission.

16.05.2019 Tolo News

19.05.2019 The Khaama Press


About Sahraa Karimi:

She was born in 1984. She immigrated to the Slovak Republic when she was 17 years old where she lived until the age of 28.

In 2012, she returned to Kabul and currently lives and works in Kabul.

Sahraa Karimi has received her PhD degree in the field of Cinema (Fiction Film Directing & Screenwriting) from the Academy of Music and Performing Arts, Film and TV Faculty in Bratislava, Slovakia (FTF- VSMU).

She is the first and only woman from Afghanistan to have received a PhD degree in the field of Cinema and filmmaking.

She is also the only Afghan film-maker who is an active member of Slovak Film and TV Academy.

She has about 30 short fictions and documentary films in her filmography, which she made during her study in FAMU & VSMU from 2002- 2012.

Her pictures "Afghan Women behind Driving the Wheel, Memoirs of an Immigrant Girl, and In Search of Fantasy" have won international awards.

In her latest movie, "Eve, Maryam, Ayesha", she has reflected the real life of Afghan women.

29. April 2019

Sexual Violence in Conflict UN Press Statement Resolution 2467


 22. April 2019

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas and Angelina Jolie have penned a joint op-ed in The Washington Post calling on the international community to better support survivors of sexual violence and punish perpetrators who use rape as a weapon of war.

The main points from Heiko Maas and Angelina Jolie:   

  • When it comes to rape in conflicts, "impunity is still the norm."
  • Germany is urging "targeted sanctions on those who perpetrate and direct violence."
  • We need better monitoring to be able to "gather evidence of these crimes" and record instances where parties to conflict disregard their obligations.
  • "We must increase support to survivors of sexual violence and ensure their voices are at the center of our response."
  • "All victims deserve full access to justice, compensation and financial support to lead a dignified life."
  • Adopting the resolution "would be a much-needed step toward ending impunity for sexual violence in conflict" and "send an important message to those who attempt to roll back human rights."

A resolution was proposed at the UNSC.

Germany has hoped its resolution aimed at tackling these concerns will be adopted at a United Nations Security Council session. But it's facing some resistance from the United States, which has threatened to veto the text over some of the language surrounding reproductive health.

A diplomat told dpa the US had also threatened to veto the text over statements about women's sexual and reproductive health. Germany and other European states such as the UK and France are reluctant to make changes to the language on access to family planning, warning it would be a step backwards for women's rights. The US frequently objects at the UN to such wording, which it sees as endorsing abortion.

The resolution has been watered down significantly in negotiations leading up to the debate. For example, mention of setting up a formal mechanism to monitor and report atrocities was scrapped after opposition from China, the US and Russia.

As French ambassador to UN noted:”We are dismayed by the fact that one state has demanded the removal of the reference to sexual and reproductive health (...) going against 25 years of gains for women's rights in situations of armed conflict."