The Telegraph
Wednesday , June 11 , 2014
CIMA Gallary

Jolie vows action, not just talk, at rape summit

London, June 10 (Reuters): Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie and British foreign secretary William Hague vowed today to ensure the world’s first summit on ending sexual violence in conflict resulted in practical action to punish those responsible and help victims.

Up to 1,200 government ministers, military and judicial officials and activists from up to 150 nations are attending the June 10-13 summit that is the result of a two-year partnership between Jolie and Hague to combat rape as a weapon of war.

Opening the four-day summit in London’s docklands, Jolie, special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, said political will was needed globally to treat sexual violence as a priority. “It is a myth that rape is an inevitable part of conflict. It is a weapon of war aimed at civilians,” she said.