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Angelina Jolie receives honorary damehood in Britain

Bishkek (AKIpress) - Angelina Jolie Oscar-winning superstar Angelina Jolie has picked up yet another award – an honorary damehood for her campaigning work to which she dedicates her "lifetime".

Known by millions for her roles in Hollywood blockbusters including Tomb Raider and current release Maleficent, she has been a leading lady in cinema for more than a decade.

But Jolie, 39, is also a committed humanitarian and was described by U.S. secretary of state John Kerry this week as a "fierce and fearless advocate" in this field.

And it is this passion for humanitarian work that is being recognised.

Jolie is receiving an honorary damehood (DCMG) for services to UK foreign policy and the campaign to end war zone sexual violence.

Reflecting on her award, Jolie said: "To receive an honour related to foreign policy means a great deal to me, as it is what I wish to dedicate my working life to. I know that succeeding in our goals will take a lifetime, and I am dedicated to it for all of mine."

Just this week she co-chaired, with Foreign Secretary William Hague, a global summit in London to End Sexual Violence in Conflict (ESVC).

They launched an international protocol which they hope will "shatter the culture of impunity."

Jolie is co-founder of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) and she is also special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Since co-founding PSVI with Mr Hague in May 2012, Jolie has made an exceptional contribution to the development, promotion and impact of this major UK objective.

Building on her long-term humanitarian work for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), she has been at the forefront of the initiative to highlight and seek justice for the plight of some of the most vulnerable people on the planet – the victims of sexual violence in conflict.

 


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