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Angelina Jolie strongly voices against sexual violence of Rohingyas

Published on: 4:39 pm - Thursday | November 16, 2017

In the UN Peacekeeping Ministerial, Vancouver, Special Envoy of the UNHCR and Co-Founder, Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative Angelina Jolie shared her strong views on the Rohingya victims of sexual violence.
Earlier, Lt Gen Mahfuzur Rahman, Principal Staff Officer, Armed Forces Division of Bangladesh in a closed meeting on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse sought Angelina Jolie’s support to voice against the sexual exploitation of Rohingya women and children.
In response, she shared with Bangladesh delegation that she is planning to see the Rohingya victims of sexual violence and she would mention this in her key note speech in the Ministerial.
She deeply applauded Bangladesh’s generous humanitarian approach, said the Foreign Ministry here on Thursday.
Later, she mentioned accordingly in her keynote speech about the sexual violence faced by almost each female Rohingya who fled to Bangladesh and condemned the armed conflict in Myanmar.
Angelina Jolie also congratulated Bangladesh along with Canada and UK for their leadership role in launching “women, peace and security Chief of Defence network” yesterday morning in Vancouver.
Bangladesh delegation to this UN Peacekeeping Ministerial, Vancouver is headed by Major General ( Rtd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique, Defense and Security Adviser to Prime Minister.
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