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The donation, made through the couple’s Jolie-Pitt Foundation, will be used to fund research and advocacy in the two nations.
“Burma and Zimbabwe are two of the most repressive countries in the world and we need to increase international pressure on them to change,” said Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch. “Brad and Angelina’s investment in our work at this critical moment will allow intensified efforts by our researchers to expose the repression that these governments try to keep hidden and by our advocates to generate the global pressure needed to improve people’s lives.”
The Human Rights Watch is an independent organization dedicated to exposing human rights violations and protecting people at risk of discrimination throughout the world.
The donation follows a long line of donations made by the celebrity couple lately, and follows the $2 million they put towards setting up a children’s hospital in Ethiopia earlier this month.
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