Angelina Jolie Visits A Rescue Camp For Women in Congo

Angelina Jolie, along with William Hague, is raising awareness of rape in warzones

Angelina Jolie has visited a rescue camp for women in the Democratic Republic of Congo as part of her campaign to raise awareness of rape in warzones.

The actress has joined British Foreign Secretary William Hague in the country to speak to survivors of sexual violence and to meet political leaders.

The pair want to raise awareness of the rape problem on an international level and spur governments on to action.

IT’S CHIME FOR CHANGE

The figures are staggering with 50,000 people raped in Bosnia, 64,000 in Sierra Leone, 200,000 in Congo, 400,000 in Rwanda during times of conflict.

Angelina, who is a a special envoy for the UN refugee agency, called for the end to ‘impunity’ for those who carry out rape in warzones across the globe.

She said: ‘What we’re here to do is try to scale it up and make this a world wide focus and it’s due time, it’s been going on every war, every crisis and it’s often an afterthought and it’s due time to end this and put an end to impunity and they deserve it.’

Angelina and William also payed their respects at the Gisozi genocide memorial during a wreath laying ceremony.

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