Angelina Jolie Stays the Course to Stop Sexual Violence in Conflict

Publicada Miércoles Junio 11, 2014 9:40 AM GMT

Kicking off another day for her important cause, Angelina Jolie showed up at ExCel in London, England for the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict this morning (June 11).

Joined by Congolese rights campaigner Nyota Babunga, the “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” starlet//UN Special Envoy posed for photos ahead of talking with government officials and members of the press about this important issue.

While chatting with CNN, Angelina explained, "It is a myth that rape is an inevitable part of conflict. There's nothing inevitable about it. It is a weapon of war aimed at civilians. It has nothing to do with sex, everything to do with power."

"I have met survivors from Afghanistan to Somalia and they are just like us, with one crucial difference: We live in safe countries, with doctors we can go to when we're hurt, police we can turn to when we're wronged and institutions that protect us."

UK Foreign Secretary William Hague added, "We want people around the world to understand the scale of the problem and the urgent need for action, to recognize the damage it does to international peace and security and to be mobilized and inspired to work within their societies and with us to bear down on this terrible injustice.”

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