Angelina Jolie: Warzone Rape Activist

Angelina Jolie: Warzone Rape Activist

Taking care of some humanitarian duties, Angelina Jolie paid a visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo yesterday afternoon (March 25).

Joined by UK Foreign Secretary William Hague, the Changeling actress chatted with ladies at a womens rescue camp to raise awareness of warzone rape.

Angelina, a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner, spoke out about the plight of women in the Congo and their high risk of becoming victims of sexual assault.

This visit is about hearing first hand from people who have endured rape and sexual violence during the conflict in the eastern DRC. We want to learn the lessons that their experience holds for how the world can protect thousands of women, men and children at risk of rape in many other conflict zones. And we want to persuade governments around the world to give this issue the attention it deserves. Unless the world acts, we will always be reacting to atrocities, treating survivors rather than preventing rape in the first place.