Angelina Jolie urges NATO to tackle sexual violence in war

Updated:9 months, 2 weeks ago IST

Brussels (Belgium), Feb 01 (ANI): In an attempt to step up her international efforts to protect women's rights, U.N. Refugee Agency Special Envoy and actress Angelina Jolie address sexual violence in areas of conflict. She urged NATO to help stop the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. The Hollywood star made her appeal to the U.S.-led alliance's top decision-making body, the North Atlantic Council, in Brussels, and later visited NATO military commanders. NATO has agreed to help report on sexual violence in war to challenge the idea that rape is an unavoidable aspect of conflict. Jolie said she had met victims of sexual violence in conflict and was trying to be a voice for them. Expressing frustration on the lack of assistance available to victims, Jolie pinned hope that NATO could help by raising standards in other militaries through its training programs abroad, as well as promoting the role of women in the military.

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