The well-known hollywood actor has called for Nato to pay extra attention to the protection of women in conflict areas.
Tomorrow is Angelina Jolie to Brussels. The well-known hollywood star is in the headquarters of the Nato in Evere talk about the precarious situation of women in armed conflicts. Jolie takes that …
Tomorrow is Angelina Jolie to Brussels. The well-known hollywood star is in the headquarters of the Nato in Evere talk about the precarious situation of women in armed conflicts. Jolie feels that the North Atlantic treaty organisation, which, at this time, soldiers in Afghanistan, Kosovo and Somalia, must be responsible for the defense of the rights of the woman.
Angelina Jolie uses her name and fame already to humanitarian issues under the spotlight. She is especially concerned with the terrible consequences that war brings with it. In her role as Special Envoy for the High Commissioner for Refugees, visited them regularly in the camps.
But they do much more: they put their shoulders under a project that education gives children in areas of conflict, they will appear on the trial of a Congolese warlord who, in the war, child soldiers embarked, they founded a girls ‘ school in Afghanistan and she gives to international summits talks about the problems they want to address.
With her reputation, her appearance, her commitment and her money is Angelina Jolie considered one of the most influential and powerful people in the American entertainment industry.
Yesterday she was still in a Jordanian camp Syrian refugees to talk to. Tomorrow she comes, via a small detour past Paris, to the Nato in Brussels to discuss the women in war talk.
) Is already on her side
They can rely on the support of the secretary-general of Nato, Jens). In december they wrote together an op-ed for the British newspaper The Guardian. ‘Sexual violence is still a oorlogstactiek. It comes to massaverkrachting, sexual slavery, rape as torture, ethnic cleansing or terror. Therefore, it is in a war is often more dangerous for women than for soldiers’, they write.
) And Jolie also indicate that conflicts are longer lasting, as the bodies and rights of women are systematically abused. ‘By the deeper wounds that are struck, such conflicts much more difficult to solve. Therefore, it is imperative that there is end to gender-based violence, ” they write in the op-ed.
The Nato makes it work
It is intended that the Nato in the coming months are going to study how this theme can better tackle. In some areas of conflict, as in Kosovo, are already special gender advisers produced on the work. There were in the years 1998-1999, during the Balkan war, many Kosovar women being raped by soldiers of the former Yugoslavia. But there is much more to be done: so, there should be more female soldiers and military commanders, soldiers should be more aware of the consequences of the war for women and girls and must be in the training of the Nato foreign soldiers, attention had to be paid to the prevention of sexual violence.
That will be tomorrow in detail to Angelina Jolie in Brussels will be explained. At 12.15 pm to give Jens) and Angelina Jolie a joint press conference, on the Nato site, which is broadcast live. Bet that there are more people in the room will sit up than usual?