Jolie condemns sexual violence against Rohingyas

Published : 16 Nov 2017, 14:03

Jagoroniya Desk

Hollywood star and UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie has strongly condemned sexual violence against Rohingya women and children in Myanmar.

Also the Co-Founder, Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative, Jolie “shared her strong views on the Rohingya victims of sexual violence,” reads a press release by Ministry of Foreign Affairs today.

More than 600,000 Rohingyas have crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh since late August, driven out by a brutal military crackdown described by a top UN official as a textbook case of “ethnic cleansing”.

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) special envoy told a Bangladesh delegation led by Lt Gen Mahfuzur Rahman, principal staff officer of Armed Forces Division, that she is planning to visit the Rohingya victims of sexual violence and she would mention about it condemning violence in Myanmar in her key note speech in the United Nations (UN) Peacekeeping Ministerial meeting.  

“She deeply applauded Bangladesh’s generous humanitarian approach,” in dealing with Rohingya influx,” during a closed door meeting on Sexual Exploitation and Abuse with the Bangladesh delegation yesterday, the press release said.

“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,” it said.  

Bangladesh Delegation to the UN Peacekeeping Ministerial in Vancouver is headed by Major General (retd) Tarique Ahmed Siddique, also defense and security adviser to the prime minister, it adds.

Source: thedailystar

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