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‘Coronavirus is just the latest excuse’ Angelina Jolie says about inequality


Komal FatimaWeb Editor

10th Oct, 2020. 01:04 pm
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Angelina Jolie

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie has conveyed her thoughts about domestic violence against women.

The salt actress shared concerns over increasing violence against women during the coronavirus pandemic.

She gave an opinion on the UN Secretary General’s latest report and explained that the reason for the increasing number of domestic abuse cases was not the lockdown in place due to the pandemic but had continued since the past decades.

Angelina Jolie wrote in her essay, “While the virus has inflamed inequities in societies, it did not create them. Humans—not disease—are responsible for unjust laws and systems, and racial and social inequality. The coronavirus is just the latest excuse for all that we didn’t fix ourselves,”

“More than three women a day on average were murdered by their husbands or boyfriends” in the United States alone.

She further added, “The Violence against Women Act (VAWA) was allowed to lapse in February 2019 and has yet to be reauthorized. Only Joe Biden has committed to the authorization of VAWA in his first 100 days in office and to America leading in the fight against gender-based violence globally.”