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Keynote speech by UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie – UNHCR’s Nansen Refugee Award 2014

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As a staunch advocate for ending sexual violence in conflict, Special Envoy for the High Commissioner for Refugees Angelina Jolie praised the work of the women of Butterflies in a special recorded message at the 2014 Nansen Refugee Award ceremony. The Nansen Refugee Award marks its 60th anniversary this year and is UNHCR's top humanitarian honour. A courageous Colombian women's rights network – Butterflies with New Wings Building a Future (Butterflies) – received the Award for its outstanding work to help victims of forced displacement and sexual abuse in Buenaventura, Colombia. Learn more: www.unhcr.org/nansen Information for media: If you would like to use this video to communicate refugee stories or require B-Roll, transcripts, stills or much more information, please contact us at drozditb@unhcr.org or tibaw@unhcr.org. --- Keep up to date with our latest videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/unhcr?sub_confirmation=1 -- UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, works to protect and assist those fleeing war and persecution. Since 1950, we have helped tens of millions of people find safety and rebuild their lives. With your support, we can restore hope for many more. Read more at http://UNHCR.org Support our work with refugees now by subscribing to this channel, liking this video and sharing it with your friends and contacts. Thanks so much for your help.