Angelina Jolie: 'This is a time to fight'
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Angelina Jolie says she has a message for those battling against domestic violence and for women's rights: "This is a time to fight."

"If there is a fight in this life, it must be for freedoms and rights," Jolie tells Harper's Bazaar in an interview released Tuesday for its December-January issue. "And if we have our freedom, we must fight for others who don’t."


The "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" star's remarks came after a question about her vision looking ahead to next year.

"My dream for everyone in 2020 is to remember who they are and to be who they are regardless of what might be disrupting their ability to be free," said Jolie, a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.

"I say this with a deep understanding that for so many women, freedom is simply not an option. Their own system, community, family, government works against them and is part of what is shutting them down,” said the 44-year-old actress, a mother of six. 

Citing American domestic violence statistics, Jolie told the magazine, "It is shocking that across the world the most dangerous place for women today is the home."

"There are still more than a dozen countries where violence against a wife or family member is legal. And more than 10 countries where perpetrators of rape can still escape prosecution if they marry the victim. And there are more than 70 million forcibly displaced people worldwide, including nearly 26 million refugees," Jolie said.  

Jolie — who's said before that she wouldn't rule out a political bid in the future — added, "None of this is just 'the way the world is.' It is something monstrously out of balance. And our response can’t be to shrug or to think only about our own countries, because we are all connected."