Angelina Jolie Attends G8 Summit

U Angelina Jolie¬†went to London to attend the summit of G8 leaders. During the summit the leaders of eight nations addressed the issue of rape in wars, among other topics. They have agreed to “work together to end sexual violence in conflict”.

Jolie thanked the G8 leaders for their support in the campaign in her speech. “The perpetrators have learned that they can get away with it and victims have been denied justice, but rape isn’t inevitable. This violence can be prevented and must be confronted,” she said. “I welcome the long overdue stand the G8 has taken and this landmark declaration, and I want to thank the governments of the countries that have made funding commitments… I welcome the pledge by the G8 to regard rape and sexual violence in armed conflict as grave breaches of the Geneva Convention and to give no amnesty to those who commit these crimes.”angie041113- sp

Speaking directly to the G8 leaders, the actress continued: “Millions of people have been waiting for the commitments that you have just made and they will be watching to see them implemented… Rape is not a women’s issue or a humanitarian issue, it is a global issue, and it belongs here, at the top table of international decision-making.”

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