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Angelina Jolie at the United Nations March 2019

Angelina Jolie Makes a Special United Nations Visit to Discuss the Importance of Human Rights

One of the biggest things Angelina Jolie is known for is her passionate humanitarian work, and on Friday, the 43-year-old actress attended a meeting at the United Nations to discuss human rights issues. Clad in a white blouse and black pencil skirt, Angelina delivered a powerful speech about the importance of gender equality. "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 in conflict," she said. "As long as we can 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."

Angelina has been involved with the United Nations for several years, and in 2012, she was appointed the special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner For Refugees. Through the organization, Angelina has visited several refugee camps around the world. Watch Angelina's speech in full above!

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