The Jolie G8

Lainey Posted by Lainey at April 11, 2013 20:50:17 April 11, 2013 20:50:17

Angelina Jolie spoke at the G8 summit in London today where the forum announced a £23 million initiative aimed at ending war zone rape and sexual violence. She has worked closely, in her capacity as UN Special Envoy, with William Hague, British Foreign Secretary, to push the agreement forward. “The G8 has also agreed that there should be no amnesty for sexual violence in peace agreements, and committed to developing an international protocol to investigate such crimes. Soldiers, who are sometimes the first to come across victims in conflict zones, will receive dedicated training to deal with such scenarios.” (Source)

Here’s the Jolie’s speech. She speaks effectively, with so much compassion and indignation but also warmth and hope. And look how sweet it is at the end when she rushes over to hug Zainab Bangura, almost like a fangirl.

For some reason, the Jolie is reminding me, aesthetically, of Eva Peron here. Just me?

Photos:
Oli Scarff /Getty Images

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