"Throughout history, rape and sexual violence have been used as weapons of war. And in modern warfare, as women and girls have become primary targets, the problem has grown tremendously…But although progress has been made, there is so much that needs to be done."
A known activist and supporter of global causes, Angie has lent her voice to the UK government’s anti-rape scheme in war zones.
The scheme would see experts trained to deploy on a moment’s notice to get evidence in conflict-stricken areas worldwide. They would also help outline effective legislation and mentor international organizations fighting sexual violence.
"The wars in Rwanda and Bosnia brought the issue to the world stage, and afterwards the international community took significant steps to end impunity for the worst atrocities and to combat sexual violence in conflict,” stated Jolie, calling for even greater action.
Regardless, the actress/director said she’s very grateful (and happy) to be part of this movement.
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