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Angelina Jolie urges world to end rape in war

UNITED NATIONS (AP) – Actress Angelina Jolie is making 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.

 

She told the Security Council Monday that “hundreds of thousands if not millions of women, children and men have been raped in conflicts in our lifetimes.”
But Jolie 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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