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Angelina Jolie Joins Foreign Secretary William Hague for Day Two of Global Summit!

Angelina Jolie Joins Foreign Secretary William Hague for Day Two of Global Summit!

Angelina Jolie steps out looking gorgeous as she attends day two of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict at ExCel on Wednesday (June 11) in London, England.

The 39-year-old actress and humanitarian is co-hosting the four day conference alongside frequent collaborator, Foreign Secretary William Hague.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Angelina Jolie

The day before, Angelina rocked an all white ensemble to speak on stage during the opening of the Summit Fringe – Check out the highlights from day one below!


Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict [Day 1 Highlights]

FYI: Angelina is wearing a Michael Kors blouse and pants.

10+ pictures inside of Angelina Jolie at the conference to end sexual violence…

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Angelina looks lovely today with gray slacks and white blouse, very sheik.

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CarrieFromBelgium @ 06/11/2014 at 7:41 am

Angie,you could wear some outfits who fit!

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Carrie Angelina likes clothes, but not into them. Carrie that’s her priorities. If women would focus less on vanity and more on helping their surroundings it would be a better world.

Angelina can dress as a bum and still look beautiful.

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Fabulous!
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I guess I’m first! Now thats a first. lol

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Beautiful inside out like always

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Love what Angie wearing .. Lovely classy and elegant.

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So proud to be your fan Angie 😘💋

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Uh-oh…….guess i should know better than to think that nasty stinky swine wouldnt be hanging around, waiting for a new Angie thread. The nasty b!tches cant help themselves. They luuuuuuuuuuuve the JP even more than the fans.
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Hey bap……….dont engage with the cochon. When you get in a sty with nasty filthy swine you only end up with cr@p all over you while it wallows in its natural habitat.

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i was posting on last thread so transfering posts here
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Adam Blenford‏@adamblenford11m
Angelina Jolie + #LRA survivor Esther Atim @end_svc event – Esther, 20, was taken at 9 and held for 3 yrs #TimeToAct pic.twitter.com/OhddHug677
https://twitter.com/adamblenford/status/476687318813016064/photo/1

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CNN International PR ‏@CNNprUK 24 mins
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On #Amanpour @ 7pm BST/8pm CET: Angelina Jolie & William Hague on the campaign to end sexual violence in conflict
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Watch the @camanpour interview with Angelina Jolie & @WilliamJHague in full at 8pm CET & throughout the day on @CNNI
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Angelina Jolie and William Hague meet with David Cameron
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1099240/Angelina-Jolie-William-Hague-meet-David-Cameron.html

Getty Images VIPVerified account‏@GettyVIP44m
Angelina Jolie in culottes at Global Summit to end sexual violence in conflict #timetoact http://bitly.com/1l7P0Ye pic.twitter.com/Um75roOYlP
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An artwork project presented by War Child UK, UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie and fashion designer Stella McCartney.
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The Draw Me to Safety art project was launched in London at the Global Summit To End Sexual Violence in Conflict.
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Its aim is to use art created by children from across the UK and conflict-affected countries to promote messages about what the concept of safety means to different children today.
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The initiative will engage 8-15 years olds in the UK and in conflict-affected countries on the issues facing children in war; asking young people to create artwork answering the question ‘What makes you feel safe?’
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Stella McCartney will then create an exclusive fashion product inspired by children’s drawings.
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Proceeds will go directly to War Child UK helping us to protect children in some of the most dangerous war zones in the world.
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Some early entires created by children from War Child programmes in conflict zones were exhibited at the Global Summit where they were reviewed by Ms Jolie, Ms McCartney and Polline Okello, a survivor from Uganda who was abducted aged 12 (right).
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This project offers children in the UK the chance to show solidarity with children in conflict-affected countries.
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All appropriate submissions will be displayed online highlighting both the similarities and differences in the concepts of safety across the world.
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“I hope that this campaign will encourage people to think about conflict from the perspective of children. It has been very eye opening and moving to see all the different ways in which children illustrate safety. ”
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Angelina Jolie, UN Special Envoy
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“This project is about young people standing with children affected by conflict. Children see the world with clarity and honesty.
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“War Child UK and I are excited to share their insights through art that will raise awareness and encourage the world to do more to protect children from war.”
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Stella McCartney
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http://www.warchild.org.uk/draw-me-to-safety

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Global Summit To End Sexual Violence In Conflict
Caption:LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 11: Angelina Jolie attends the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict at ExCel on June 11, 2014 in London, England.
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Caption:LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 10: UN Special Envoy and actress Angelina Jolie prepares to pose for a photograph with British Prime Minster David Cameron outside Number 10 Downing Street after having attended the Global Summit To End Sexual Violence In Conflict at the ExCeL centre on June 10, 2014 in London, England.
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11:00 Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton sends a video message to the Opening Plenary earlier today
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Global Summit To End Sexual Violence In Conflict
Caption:LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 11: William Hague and Angelina Jolie attend the Global Summit To End Sexual Violence In Conflict at ExCel on June 11, 2014 in London, England
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Caption:LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 11: UN Special Envoy and actress Angelina Jolie attends the Global Summit To End Sexual Violence In Conflict on June 11, 2014 in London, England.
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What it is to be A Woman?
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By Victor Cherubim Published On:Wednesday, June 11, 2014
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( June 11, 2014, London, Sri Lanka Guardian) “It is not human to be a woman, but that is what we expect in war, to be called a woman. In the hierarchical structure in society, male dominance empowers life. Man is not only perceived as a symbol of patriotism, but conflict is the driver for his power. This is what it means to be a man, to be both patriotic and in conflict. Thus violence breeds man to overpower woman, in every part of the world.” So said Keedi of ABAAD, an organisation dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of women in Lebanon, at the landmark global summit to “End Sexual Violence in Conflict”.

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This three day event, 10-12 June 2014,of world men and women leaders was co-hosted by William Hague, British Foreign Secretary and Hollywood star, Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees at Excel Centre, Docklands. London.
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The background on this summit is to translate the April 2013 G8 “Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict”, followed by the launch of the UN General Assembly Declaration of Commitment of September 2013, backed by 150 nations, including Sri Lanka, to shatter the culture of sexual violence, increase the support for survivors and start changing the ground situation in most affected countries. Within a span of nine months real progress at grassroots international level is seen, in engaging the public to participate with over 160 events and the attendance of over 100 countries.
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“We want to encourage men to speak out, “said William Hague, “to agree that it is only a weak or inadequate man who abuses women. It is not a sign of strength, it is the ultimate weakness and shame.”
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“We will come after you” says Jolie
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At the opening, actress and campaigner, Angelina Jolie said that the conference sends out a clear message, round the world, to those who abuse women, “in answer to the grievances of girls kidnapped in Nigeria, wives stoned in Pakistan and women raped in many war zones. You see how women are treated and abused. No you can’t and we will come after you.”
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“Politicians alone with their poor standing on social media and their narrow processes cannot shift the dial on social change. But social change cannot happen without them. Legislation matters, Governments must be involved as well as the people.”
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She gave the impression that she will work on this, for as long as it takes. She understood her power base and was also pragmatic about it. But stated she is determined to use it to change global attitudes to gender issues in war.
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The victims of war
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In the various panel discussions at the summit, the norms of Manhood and Gender Relations were examined. The general consensus was to stop violence before it begins. Communities must undertake to study the root causes and design strategies of prevention. In most cases, changing deeply ingrained gender norms and attitudes become necessary, particularly in discussions engaging men in preventing violence against women.
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“The world makes violent men. Violence is a learned behaviour.” The suggestion is that you can beat violence through innovation, collaboration, contribution of resources, skills training, networking and influence. The data collected and available is that children, in particular girls, make up a significant number of survivors of sexual violence in many conflicts. Adolescent girls are most vulnerable due to a combination of their gender, age, religion and discriminatory social norms that affect their lives. This has been demonstrated recently in Syria, where the threat of sexual violence has been a major contributor to displacement as families flee the conflict. Unfortunately, an additional consequence has been, we were informed, an increase in early and forced marriages and “refugee” girls trafficking among others.
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“Men are the big mystery”
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All over the world, men are the big mystery. Men commit sexual violence for a variety of reasons or for no apparent reason. Discriminatory social norms, like honour and shame, the restrictions on access to public space as well as public resources, community intent, the perception of religious beliefs and not religion as such, the fallacy of men being the stronger of the sexes, environment and school upbringing, all contribute to a false identity of man as the protector and guardian of women. When there is no apparent reason for sexual violence, power is the hidden motive. These manifest differently in different socio-cultural and political contexts and change3 distinctly within conflicts. Here it is well to remember, that our conflict in Sri Lanka seemed to be rather different to recent conflicts around different nations in the world. This perhaps, was in at least one salient feature of conflict, the ferocity and exuberance of anger. This may be debatable.
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Is violence preventable?
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The underlying theme of the summit is to examine ways and means of prevention of “Sexual Violence in Conflict”. Sexual violence committed in conflict cannot be divorced from unequal power relations between men and women in peacetime. Ending sexual violence in conflict requires challenging gender inequality in peacetime. Empowering girls and women to resist violence, whether it is physical, verbal/psychological, sexual or economic, is one part of the equation, whilst to access justice and support when it does occur, is the other part of prevention.
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Shortcut to: http://www.srilankaguardian.org/2014/06/what-it-is-to-be-woman.html

Where is sexual violence happening in conflict zones?
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10 June 2014 at 17:40
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Angelina Jolie is in London heading up a summit on the use of rape as a weapon in war. Newsbeat takes a look at where this is happening across the world and on what scale. Sexual violence is under reported because of risks to survivors and witnesses as well as the people they confide in like human rights groups and journalists.
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Therefore it’s hard to get accurate data. WHO estimate that 150 million women and girls are raped every year in conflict zones. 73 million men and boys.
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So where is it happening right now?
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On what scale is this happening?
Because victims are often too afraid to come forward figures aren’t often available until after a conflict has ended and are usually based on estimates. These figures from a 2013 United Nations report give some kind of idea of the scale of the problem.
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Rwanda 1994 – between 100,000 and 250,000 women were raped during the three months of genocide there.
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Sierra Leone 1991-2002 – UN agencies estimate that more than 60,000 women were raped during the civil war.
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Liberia 1989-2003 – more than 40,000 women involved in sexual violence
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Democratic Republic of the Congo since 1998 – at least 200,000 victims.
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Former Yugoslavia 1992-1995 – up to 60,000 victims.
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Shortcut to: http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/27779468

Cyprus joins global event to end sexual violence in conflict
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Wednesday, 11 June, 2014

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Cyprus made its voice heard on Wednesday in a global event, with an aim to drive change on the ground regarding sexual violence in conflict, by shattering the culture of impunity that surrounds these crimes, providing more support to survivors, and shifting the stigma of shame from victims to perpetrators.
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Over 145 countries, 100 NGOs and members of the public are gathering at the Excel Centre London from June 10 to 13 in the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.

The event in Cyprus was hosted by the British High Commission in Nicosia. Speaking at the event, High Commissioner Matthew Kidd said that `any community, and that includes Cyprus, that has faced conflict has faced also cases of sexual violence in conflict and knows some of the consequences that that can have, short term and then long term`.
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`So we wanted today to do our part to reflect and echo the messages of the big summit meeting that is happening today in London, including with the presence of the Defence Minister from here, to look at what can be done to uproot sexual violence from conflict situations`, Kidd said.
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He added that `we want to try to build up awareness of it here to try to encourage people here in Cyprus also to make their voice be heard, give their attention to it, show them too that it is time to act`.
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In remarks projected at the event, Foreign Secretary William Hague said `sexual violence in conflict is a global issue`, adding that `it is not confined to one region, it has marked nearly every major conflict in our lifetime, and it has affected millions of women, children, and men`.

`But around the world, the appalling crime has been committed in conditions of almost complete impunity, with only a handful of successful prosecutions ever taking place. I believe that we can and must eradicate the horrors of war zone sexual violence once and for all, but to do that we need global action and local leadership`, he pointed out.
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Hague noted that the Summit is `the biggest meeting of its kind ever held`, adding that `governments, civil society, the media, military, judiciary and the public are all taking part`.

`We are discussing practical steps that will create real change, shattering the culture of impunity that surrounds these crimes, providing more support to victims, shifting the stigma of shame from the victims to the perpetrators, and launching a new international protocol to overcome one of the greatest barriers to justice, which is the lack of evidence`, he said.
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He added that he wanted `the world to look back at the Global Summit as the moment that global public opinion joined together with a surge of political will to end the impunity that surrounds rape and sexual violence in conflict, so that in the future, far from any judge or prosecutor or law, any man in a conflict zone will think twice before ordering or committing rape`.

Hague noted that `we must now work together with a new focus and determination to remove this terrible weapon from the world`s arsenal of cruelty`, adding that `by taking up this cause we are shouldering a responsibility that our world has avoided for too long and, having taken it up, now we must never set it down again`.

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He also encouraged everyone to join the online conversation on #TimeToAct.

In remarks also projected at the event, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees Special Envoy Angelina Jolie said sexual violence in conflict is `a crime like no other`.

`It is hard to document, let alone investigate. It is so destructive it can lay waste to entire communities. Perpetrators do not discriminate, because these crimes are not about sex, but violence, terror and control. Adults and children of both sexes have been made to suffer the horrors of sexual violence in conflicts all over the world. The thought of someone attacking and raping a child is hard to imagine, but a huge number of victims are very young girls and boys`, Jolie said.

She added that her hope was that `this Summit will be the moment the world takes practical steps to end impunity and enable survivors to receive better support`.
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`This is no easy task because for many people sexual violence carries a corrosive after effect that lasts a lifetime – shame. The shame of being disowned by your family on top of trauma you have experienced, the stigma of being identified as a survivor of rape, the injustice of seeing the attacker flaunt the freedom they should have been denied by a judge. We must end this impunity because that is the only way that justice can be served and lives can be rebuilt`, Jolie pointed out.

Speaking at the event, Representative of the UNHCR Damtew Dessalegne referred to conflict zones and the horrors experienced by victims, noting that `in all these conflict and displacement situations, rape and sexual violence are a key component of wars their aftermath`.

He also pointed out that sexual violence is not committed for satisfaction `but as a strategic weapon of war to intimidate parties to the conflict by destroying the identity, dignity and social fabric of families and communities`.

During the event, various perspectives of the issue were presented, and personal testimonies were read out. — (KYPE)
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Shortcut to: http://famagusta-gazette.com/cyprus-joins-global-event-to-end-sexual-violence-in-conflict-p23918-69.htm

Can anyone tell me if this event is organized every year or did Angie start this up this year?

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