Actress Angelina Jolie calls for the end of sexual violence in war zones

Actress Angelina Jolie spoke Tuesday at a summit aimed at ending sexual violence in war and helping victims. Jolie said concrete action could stop the use of sexual violence as a weapon. (Reuters)

 

“We need to shatter that culture of impunity and make justice the norm, not the exception, for these crimes.We need political will, replicated across the world, and we need to treat this subject as a priority.”

–Actress Angelina Jolie in her opening speech at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London on Tuesday. In the first summit of its kind, Jolie, a U.N. special envoy, and British Foreign Secretary William Hague have organized a four-day event in London with the aim of ending sexual violence in war zones. The summit will host diplomatic representatives from more than 100 countries including U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.

Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague make their opening speeches at a the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, in London June 10, 2014.( REUTERS/Carl Court/)
Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague make their opening speeches at a the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, in London June 10, 2014. (REUTERS/Carl Court/)

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