She’s an actress, mother, activist and, now, a journalist. Angelina Jolie has penned an opinion piece for Newsweek demanding that world leaders take steps to help the people of Sudan.
On the same day that Barack Obama collected his Nobel Peace Prize, Angie wrote, “Like many Americans, I support the administration’s willingness to engage diplomatically, even with regimes we abhor. And I believe President Obama and his special envoy Scott Gration will do their best to bring peace to the region.
“Their policy, though, raises a number of questions. How is the Obama administration’s approach to Sudan an evolution of justice?
“In addition, when the administration says it intends to work to “improve the lives of the people of Darfur,” I would like to know what that means, besides the obvious point that their lives could hardly get worse.”
The mom-of-six has been a U.N. Goodwill Ambassador since 2001 and has focused her efforts on the Darfur region, especially through the Jolie-Pitt Foundation.
She wrote her editorial in honor of Human Rights Day, noting past historical tragedies before settling on the Darfur crisis, which she writes has left “300,000 dead and 2.7 million people internally displaced.”