Angelina Jolie is extending her support to the launch of a new Government initiative aimed at tackling sexual violence in war zones across the world.
The advance screening hosted by Foreign Secretary William Hague of her film In The Land Of Blood And Honey at the Foreign Office in London, for a specially invited audience of senior public figures, lawyers and human rights campaigners, marks a new Government initiative aimed at helping secure more prosecutions against perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict zones across the world.
The initiative, launched ahead of Britain’s 2013 presidency of the G8 group of industrialised nations, will be accompanied by a year-long diplomatic campaign on the issue, Foreign Secretary William Hague was to say.
“It is in the context of war and conflict that sexual violence is found to the most appalling degree, and on a scale most of us cannot imagine,” Hague was to say, according to pre-released remarks.
Jolie, who is a special envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, has visited conflict zones including Iraq, Darfur in Sudan and Libya during its revolutionary conflict in 2011.