Using her starpower to help inspire world leaders, Angelina Jolie spoke to the United Nations Security Council about the use of rape as a wartime weapon on Monday (June 24).
Serving as a Goodwill ambassador for the U.N. high commissioner for refugees, the “Tomb Raider” star began, “Hundreds of thousands if not millions of women, children and men have been raped in conflicts in our lifetimes.
Urging the Security Council to take action, she continued, “You set the bar. 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.
Pushing to bring the issue to the forefront, the 38-year-old actress told them, “Meet your commitments, debate this issue in your parliaments, mobilize people in your countries, and build it into all your foreign policy efforts. Together, you can turn the tide of global opinion, shatter impunity and finally put an end to this abhorrence.
After the speech, the Council adopted a resolution demanding the complete and immediate cessation of sexual violence in armed conflicts. Check out Angelina”s impassioned words in the video below.