Amal and George Clooney at March for Our Lives in Washington DC. 24.03.2018

Amal and George Clooney were showing their support for gun safety at the March for Our Lives event in Washington held over the weekend.

Hundreds of thousands of people were taking part in marches across America, and cities all over the world, to call for tighter laws on gun control in the wake of the Parkland school shooting in Florida, which tragically claimed the lives of 17 pupils.

Back in February, George and human rights lawyer Amal donated $500,000 (£350,000) in the name of their nine-month-old twins Ella and Alexander for the march after the shooting at the Majory Stoneman Douglas High School.

The Washington DC march was supporting the survivors of the fatal shooting.

Clooney also wrote a letter to the students of school who had requested an interview with the actor and his wife for their Parkland high school newspaper.

It was published in The Guardian, where student journalists from the Eagle Eye – the award-winning newspaper at Marjory Stoneman Douglas – were guest editing the newspapers’ coverage of March for Our Lives.

“Congratulations on the incredible work you and all of your fellow students are doing to make the country a safer place,” he began in the letter.

“Amal and I are 100% behind you and will be marching in DC on the 24th, but we both feel very strongly that this is your march. Your moment,” he continued.

The actor explained that he was turning down their interview request because it was more effective and powerful to hear young people speaking out and “taking it to the adults”.

“Young people are taking it to the adults and that has been your most effective tool. The fact that no adults will speak on the stage in DC is a powerful message to the world that if we can’t do something about gun violence then you will,” he wrote.

He concluded by sharing his “gratitude” to the students, and added that they were making him “proud of his country again”.

Meanwhile, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West flew to Washington with their daughter North to show their support at the rally.

Paul McCartney, Miley Cyrus, Kendall Jenner, Ariana Grande and Amy Schumer were also seen supporting the event.

Via Harper’s Bazaar


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Amal Clooney wore a checked red jacket by

DISQUARED2 Pre-Fall 2018 collection

Many thanks to Debora Grossi for the ID

lace-up booties, crop top and knitted hat by DOLCE and GABBANA

FRAME

Moto leather skinny pants

$410

Available here


Pictures via Getty and Instagram

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George and Amal Clooney reveal they are sponsoring an Iraqi refugee 08.02.2018

Actor George Clooney and his wife, Amal, are speaking out for the first time together about their decision to sponsor an Iraqi refugee fleeing ISIS violence. The couple teamed up with George’s parents to help bring Hazim Avdal, a Yazidi refugee, to the United States.

In a wide-ranging interview for David Letterman’s Netflix show, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction,” the Clooneys share how their lives intersected with Avdal. George had contacted Letterman about Avdal’s story following their initial interview and invited him to film and meet both his own parents and Avdal.

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Amal and George Clooney Team Up with UNICEF to Help Refugees 31.07.2017

The high-wattage human rights activist couple is helping displaced Syrian kids get back to school.
A strikingly effective defender of neglected and exploited groups around the world, international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney and her husband, actor George Clooney, are stepping up to make sure all the world’s children get the opportunities they deserve. The couple’s Clooney Foundation for Justice announced a $2.25 million partnership with UNICEF, which includes a generous donation from Google.org and an additional $1 million technology grant from HP Inc. The partnership will fund seven schools in Lebanon to help 3,000 currently out-of-school Syrian refugee children get back on track.

“Thousands of young Syrian refugees are at risk — the risk of never being a productive part of society,” Amal and George Clooney said. “Formal education can change that. That’s our goal with this initiative. We don’t want to lose an entire generation because they had the bad luck of being born in the wrong place at the wrong time.”

The devastating six-year Syrian civil war has affected 80% of the country’s children. More than 5 million Syrian refugees have fled to neighboring countries. Lebanon, which has the world’s highest per capita refugee population, has been particularly affected by an influx of more than 1 million displaced Syrians. Schools are overflowing beyond capacity and students must attend in staggered shifts.

“How can children become the workers and leaders of their countries someday if they have not had the education and support they need to reach their full potential?” asked UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake. “By supporting the work of UNICEF and our partners to deliver education to every child affected by the conflict in Syria, the Clooney Foundation for Justice is not only investing in the futures of individual children, it is investing in the future of the entire region. UNICEF is deeply grateful for this critical funding.”

Seeking justice for those in need is familiar territory for the Clooneys. A former refugee herself, Amal Clooney was only 2 years old when civil war forced her family to flee Lebanon. They eventually settled in England. In 2016, she  represented victims of the Yazidi genocide in the International Criminal Court, the world’s permanent human rights court in The Hague. Her lead witness, Nadia Murad, is one of the thousands of Yazidi women abducted and brutally abused by ISIS fighters in Iraq.

Murad and Clooney addressed the United Nations together in September, 2016, demanding that the Islamic State be held accountable for their crimes against the Yazidis. “I am ashamed, as a lawyer, that there is no justice being done and barely a complaint being made about it,” Clooney told U.N. members. “I am ashamed, as a woman, that girls like Nadia can have their bodies sold and used as battlefields.”

“Holding back women is holding back half of every country in the world,” Clooney said. The Clooneys’ partnership with UNICEF marks the latest chapter in their dedicated effort to ensure the rights of women and children everywhere.

Source UNICEF USA

Amal and George Clooney at the Clooney Foundation for Justice Lunch WEF 18.01.2017

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Amal and George Clooney hosted a lunch to present the Clooney Foundation for Justice at the World Economic Forum and their work with Syrian refugees in Lebanon. This event was supported by Google.

Not a word about the event in the press.

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Amal Clooney wore a

MARY FARRIN
Black, red & white dress, circa 1975

sourced by William Vintage

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 with big thanks to Kerry for the ID 🙂

Amal Clooney at the Texas Conference For Women 2016 in Austin 15.11.2016

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“As women, there is a bond we all share,” Amal Clooney told a sold-out audience at the 17th Annual Texas Conference for Women at the Austin Convention Center. “

Amal Clooney has worked closely with many influential people, not the least of which being her philanthropist/award-winning actor husband George Clooney. But when asked whom she admires most as a role model, the human rights attorney answered from the heart.

“I think growing up my mother was definitely a role model, she was always a working woman and someone who is independent and cared about her career and cared about being independent but also had balance,” she said during a Q&A at the Texas Conference for Women, where she was the keynote speaker on Tuesday.

“She never lost her femininity and she believed the balance was important and that is something that stuck with me,” added Clooney, who looked elegant in a pinstripe dress.

Amal Clooney also mentioned associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor as one of her biggest inspirations. “When I was a junior lawyer she was incredible to watch in action in court, how she had so many cases in her head and firing questions at these lawyers standing before her,” she explained, adding, “But then also on the personal side, [she] was just lovely and I was the most junior and irrelevant person in her chamber … and she was very charming and very balanced.”

During her keynote speech, Amal Clooney discussed women’s rights around the world, and spoke at length about her 23-year-old Yazidi client Nadia Murad, who is now a political refugee in Germany after living in captivity as an ISIS sex slave. Since her escape, Murad has stood up to her former captors by becoming a women’s rights activist and by speaking out against the Islamic State. She has been nominated for the Nobel peace prize for her efforts.

“I am advocating for the United Nations Security Council to do more to prosecute [ISIS]. I am addressing the security council next month,” Amal Clooney promised.

In closing, she reminded the audience, “As women, there is a bond that we all share. It’s a bond of shared experience. Experiences that only women go through and struggles that only women face. The worst thing that we can do as women is not stand up for each other. And this is something that we can practice everyday no matter where we are or what we do. Because if we are united, there is no limit to what we can do.” via People magazine

 

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Amal Clooney wore a pinstriped dress with half sleeves

by GIORGIO ARMANI

I found the same dress in blue

available here at Neiman Marcus

(Amal’s dress has the same exposed zip too)

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with PAUL ANDREW 

Zenaida pumps

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If you want similar earrings, I found these ones and they are quite affordable.

available here £33.60

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Amal and George Clooney attend the MPTF 95th anniversary celebration in Los Angeles 01.10.2016

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Amal and George Clooney attend the MPTF 95th anniversary celebration with ‘Hollywood’s Night Under The Stars’ at MPTF Wasserman Campus on October 1, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.

 

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Amal Clooney wore a

TIBI

VISCOSE CREPE CUT OUT SHOULDER TOP
$295.00

OUT OF STOCK

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and  OSSIE CLARK

vintage 70s pants

with a Celia Birtwell print

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with black onyx and diamonds drop earrings.

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All pictures via Getty 

Amal and George Clooney with Education Minister of Lebanon Elias Bou Saab 27.09.2016

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Amal and George Clooney will fund the opening of schools for thousands of refugee and Lebanese students, Education Minister Elias Bou Saab announced earlier Tuesday. In a post on his Facebook page, Bou Saab said he met with the Clooneys to discuss the initiative during his visit to New York for the U.N. General Assembly.

“Bou Saab accepted the invitation of Amal and George Clooney, who have launched a project to teach children in Lebanon through private schools that they will build in cooperation with SABIS – a global network of schools – and Lebanon’s Education Ministry,” the post read.

The A-listers told Bou Saab that the first of the several schools will open its doors next year. “The project aims at providing education for 15, 000 Lebanese and refugee children,” continued the minister’s Facebook post.

The Syrian conflict and resulting massive influx of refugees has put pressure on Lebanon’s school system and interrupted many refugee children’s education.

Roughly 250,000 Syrian children in Lebanon are out of school according to research from Human Rights Watch. Local and international organizations have implemented various initiatives aimed at getting more children into school.

Source Albawaba

A video about the event

 

 

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Amal Clooney wore a

HANEY

Short silk dress with fringed sleeves

this dress is available here on Net-à-Porter

€2,861

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and AKONG LONDON

Pearl & Tassel Earrings – Black

£180.00

available here

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Pictures source Elias Bou Saab Twitter feed