Thursday 23 October 2014

Jolie urges world to end war rape

Published 24/06/2013 | 20:02

Angelina Jolie is a special envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees

Angelina Jolie has made her debut before the UN's most powerful body as a special envoy for refugees and urging the world's nations to make the fight against rape in war a top priority.

The actress told the Security Council that "hundreds of thousands - if not millions - of women, children and men have been raped in conflicts in our lifetimes."

But Angelina said "the world has yet to take up warzone rape as a serious priority."

"You set the bar," she told the Security Council. "If the council sets rape and sexual violence in conflict as a priority it will become one and progress will be made. If you do not, this horror will continue."

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