Published: Fri, February 02, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Angelina Jolie Urges NATO to Focus on Sexual Violence Against Women

Angelina Jolie Urges NATO to Focus on Sexual Violence Against Women

Jolie has spent much of time in the public working to bring key human rights issues to the forefront of the worldwide political dialogue.

"It therefore has a direct bearing on NATO's efforts to protect stability".

She said that lacs of Ronhingya were forced to cross the border and leave Myanmar owing to brutality of the armed forces and sexual violence against women. Dressed in a black off-the-shoulder sheath dress, a matching capelet, and classic pumps (also black), the UN Special Envoy also received briefings from NATO's gender advisers in Afghanistan and Kosovo.

Jolie will reportedly be briefed on the duties of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation advisers relating to gender issues in Kosovo and Afghanistan.

"NATO has the responsibility to be a leading protector of women's rights", he said.

Measures to prevent sexual violence, as well as the implementation of protections for women in war zones, is expected to feature prominently among the talks.

Jolie, who arrived in Belgium after visiting the massive Jordanian refugee camp of Zaatari, is pushing to "create greater accountability and deterrence against crimes against women in conflict zones around the world".

"There can be no lasting peace and security without equal rights and participation for women in all societies", said Jolie. Sexual violence is prohibited in conflict by global law but weaponized regardless.

In a press conference following the confidential meeting, Jolie said, "Violence against women and children, particularly sexual violence, is an increasing feature of conflict.This is rape used as a weapon to achieve military or political goals".

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