On the evening of 3 February, actress Angelina Jolie attended the awards ceremony Annie Awards for best animated films. Came to the event, the actress not just. The cartoon “the Earn”, which she co-produced was nominated for an award.
The basis of the cartoon was a children’s novel by Deborah Ellis about a girl’s life Parvana who lives in Afghanistan controlled by the Taliban. Parvana’s father is arrested and she goes to find him. Cutting off hair and dressed in men’s clothing, she disguises herself as a boy, because in Afghanistan the woman has no right to leave the house unaccompanied by a male relative.
“Earn” in the end received the award, becoming the best animated films produced by independent film Studio, and Angelina Jolie congratulated the team of the film.
The cartoon was another call for women to fight for their rights. Recall that the ex-wife of brad pitt has decided to radically take over our mission in an article written jointly with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, said that the Organization would play a big role in ending violence against women and gender inequality.
“Despite the fact that violence is prohibited by international law, it continues to be used as a tactical action in military conflicts from Myanmar to Ukraine. This gang rape and sexual slavery, and racial discrimination, and terrorism. A woman in a combat zone to be much more dangerous than the soldiers. The cessation of gender-based violence is a vital issue of peace and justice,” said the actress.
The actress said that the UN should take part in the fight and be a shield from the “fear and aggression”, in the words of former U.S. President Harry Truman.
Jolie and Stoltenberg believes that NATO needs to contribute to women achieving leadership positions in various organizations. “It’s terrible that violence against women whether in peacetime or during military action is widely regarded as not a serious crime. There is finally hope that we will be able to change it. We must do it not only for ourselves but for future generations,” writes Jolie.
December 6, in Los Angeles hosted a charity Breakfast magazine the Hollywood Reporter, in which the actress delivered a speech on gender equality. “We should not be afraid and think that because of movies that we do, we can go to jail or be punished. We have the right to speak freely with all on equal terms. We must continue the struggle so that one day all people could live freely,” said Jolie.