Hollywood actress, Angelina Jolie is scheduled to teach a class next year alongside former British Foreign Secretary William Hague at The London School Of Economics (LSE) Centre for Women, Peace and Security. She will be teaching a Master’s in Gender and Human Rights. Although, the main agenda of the course would specifically be on war crimes against women.
She is well-known for her unconditional devotion towards humanitarianism in various courses including conservation, education, and women’s rights. She is most noted for her advocacy on the behalf of refugees as a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
“It is vital to broaden the discussion on how to advance women’s rights and end impunity for crimes that disproportionately affect women, such as sexual violence in conflict.” according to a statement made by Angelina Jolie in the BBC news.
“I am looking forward to teaching and to learning from the students, as well as to sharing my own experiences of working alongside governments and the UN.”
The partnership between the duo began after Jolie’s 2011 directorial debut “In the Land of Blood and Honey” that was set against the backdrop of the 1992-95 Bosnian war in which an estimated 20,000 women were believed to have been raped.
Violence against women in conflict still occur to this present day in the cases of mass rape against the Yazidi women by the Islamic State. It is a very real and critical problem that needs to be recognised in the world. Hopefully, this course by the two high profile individuals, would be able to fulfill its aims in creating the much needed attention towards this arresting issue.
So where do we sign up?
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