Celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Emma Watson, Meryl Streep, and Leonardo DiCaprio have each contributed to the causes of feminism, the environment, and the refugee crisis.
Hollywood actor Angelina Jolie, a special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), urged the British parliamentary committee to take a strong stance against the Islamic State, the militant group that uses rape as a policy, by citing the case of a 13-year-old Iraqi girl who was repeatedly raped and valued at $40.
By claiming that rape is the best way to create a society, ISIS is supporting the practice. Angelina took part in the campaign to stop sexual assault. After spending time with Syrian refugee families during her tour to that country, she urged the UN Security Council to look for long-term solutions to problems in that war-torn nation.
Emma Watson started the #HeforShe campaign at the UN headquarters in September 2014 as the organization’s goodwill ambassador for women. By reaffirming the definition of feminism, which is the belief that men and women should have equal rights, she altered the conversation around feminism throughout her UN speech. Inequality and gender stereotypes were given equal weight in her remarks.
The environment has always been a priority for Leonardo DiCaprio. In 1988, he established the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, which strives to enhance the environment and supports individuals who try to save endangered animals.
Earlier this year, his foundation made the announcement that it would give $15 million in grants to 30 environmental groups that are trying to create creative and successful conservation projects all around the world.
With a particular emphasis on climate change, the UN designated Leonardo as a UN Messenger of Peace.
Streep has established a foundation that donates to numerous causes since it was founded in 1983. Meryl Streep does more for the cause of humanity, as was previously mentioned. She also backs Artists for Peace and Justice, a group that gave all of its funds to Haiti in the wake of that country’s devastating earthquake.
Meryl Streep supports organizations like Heifer International as part of her humanitarian efforts to combat hunger and poverty. Low-income households can get cattle and instruction from this program. The ultimate goal of poverty relief is for these families and communities to become self-sufficient, which can be accomplished by offering training.