Wednesday, 31 July 2013

English version of Google: from: Jolie talks about wars / http://www.prensa.com/impreso/vivir/jolie-habla-guerras/195156 / 2013.07.30


Angelina Jolie sent the ONU

.AP / Koji Sasahara
30/07/2013 - 

Angelina Jolie joins the fight against sexual violence whose victims are women in war zones.

AP. Tokio, Japan

Angelina Jolie yesterday urged the Japanese to join the fight to stop sexual violence in war zones.

The actress, filmmaker and  activist said he hopes that In the Land of Blood and Honey (En la tierra de sangre y miel), the first film he wrote and directed, inspire viewers to think about rape in the battlefield.

In April, leaders of the Group of Eight agreed to work to eradicate rape and sexual violence in conflict, the Security Council called for UN sanction against perpetrators of sexual violence during armed conflict.





"This is just the beginning," said Jolie. "Our aim should be to end impunity for the violation and can not be used as a weapon of war anywhere in the world, as it was in Bosnia and as it is today from the Congo to Syria."

Jolie, who serves as Special Envoy of the High Commissioner for Refugees of the United Nations, spoke during a special role in his film United Nations University in Tokyo, as part of the campaign launched by the British foreign secretary William Hague.

Jolie hopes her film will inspire moviegoers Japanese to think about the problem and do something, the same way she has carried the message to the world.

"When I started this journey, making this film, I just thought to tell a story and do their best to try to give a voice to the survivors," he said.

"But I am here today not only as a director, but as an advocate, and as part of a global effort that is growing every day." Japan is no stranger to sexual violence in war.

The country still has trouble accepting what finish his military government made hundreds of thousands of Asian women before and during the Second World War, forcing many to become "comfort women" and provide sex to Japanese soldiers. The issue is a major diplomatic row between Japan and South Korea. Jolie did not address.

Jolie's film from 2011 about the war in Bosnia is released in theaters in Japan in August. The story deals with the romance between a Bosnian Serb man and Bosnian Muslim woman during the Balkan War, which won the 1990 Stanley Kramer Award from the Producers Guild of United State.


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