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Angelina Jolie to 'Glamour': Sexual Violence is a 'Crime Against Humanity'

Angelina Jolie to 'Glamour': Sexual Violence is a 'Crime Against Humanity'

Angelina Jolie poses with some brave warriors at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London as part of a feature for Glamour‘s latest issue.

Here’s what the 39-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On sexual violence as a weapon of war: “Everywhere I went, rape was the silent killer. But it became quickly clear to me that these women were not just the collateral damage of war. Rape was a strategic, organized scheme to destroy entire communities.”

On the camaraderie among her fellow activists: “We care for each other–and for each other’s children. It is a profound source of joy and inspiration.”

On the importance of combating sexual violence: “[T]his is not a woman problem. It’s a crime against humanity.”

For more from Angelina, visit Glamour.com.

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  1. 1
    busted Says:

    Not really an Angie thread; but so proud of her and her work and the many many others that are working on this cause all over the world.

  2. 2
    How True! Says:

    I agree, there should be severe punishment for rapes.
    Gorgeous pic.

  3. 3
    Ho Says:

    Ho

  4. 4
    this is stuwpit Says:

    so is war
    so is killing
    so is killing for profit
    etc.
    it’s like
    Duhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  5. 5
    Phool. Says:

    LOL I just had posted this on teh other thread Thanks Jared.

    An article by Angie’s Friend Mariane Pearl
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    The Guardian Angels: Angelina Jolie and the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict
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    9th July 2014,by Mariane Pearl
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    For years, rape has been accepted as a consequence of war. But if Angelina Jolie and a group of ferociously passionate leaders from all over the world have their way, that ends now.
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    MEET THE WARRIORS: From left, Julienne Lusenge, Jineth Bedoya, Zainab Bangura, Angelina Jolie, Suraya Pakzad, and Whaku Shee. Photographed at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London.
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    I first met Angelina Jolie through the diaries she wrote after her visits to refugee camps. I read them online, and even then—long before we became friends and watched our toddlers jumping on hotel beds together—I was fascinated by Angelina’s attention to detail and her will to understand infinitely complex situations. She has traveled to more than 40 countries with the United Nations, spent untold hours reading about international justice, and come back with the horrific stories of what women undergo when the men in their countries wage war.

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    “Everywhere I went,” Angelina told me, “rape was the silent killer. But it became quickly clear to me that these women were not just the collateral damage of war. Rape was a strategic, organized scheme to destroy entire communities.”
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    Indeed, violating and torturing women, girls, toddlers, or the elderly is used as a free and efficient weapon of mass destruction—in fact, in many conflict-ridden countries, it is more dangerous to be a woman than a soldier. One study found that, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, for example, 48 women are raped every hour, and in still other countries, like Colombia, the crimes go undocumented, the women uncounted.
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    So today I am incredibly moved but not the least bit surprised to see Angelina prompting the world to recognize the systematic destruction of women. This past June, in her role as Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, she joined British Foreign Secretary William Hague in London to cochair the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, a gathering of thousands of people from 123 countries and more than 70 foreign ministers working to crack the fortress of silence and denial surrounding rape in war zones.
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    “Thanks to women like Zainab Bangura and Angelina Jolie, we’re forcing the world to stop looking away—and to recognize that sexual violence is a vile crime against humanity, not an inevitable by-product of war.”—John Kerry, United States Secretary of State
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    Angelina knew many of the women there already from her work in the field. There were mavericks like Julienne Lusenge, one of the first women to publicly denounce the epidemic of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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    (She began her campaign of truth by walking into the local radio station and seizing the microphone.) Journalist Jineth Bedoya, who was kidnapped, tortured, and raped while investigating arms trafficking in Colombia but who continues to report on the political violence there. (“I felt like a statistic.

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    I am doing this so that those who come after me can have a face,” she says.) Zainab Bangura, who began as a grassroots organizer in Sierra Leone and who now, as a representative to the United Nations, campaigns to classify rape as a war crime. Suraya Pakzad, who, under the Taliban regime in her native Afghanistan, dared to educate girls illegally in her house and founded the Voice of Women Organization there. And Whaku Shee, who is working with the Women’s League of Burma to help prevent the military from raping Burmese ethnic minorities.
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    “We care for each other—and for each other’s children,” says Angelina. “It is a profound source of joy and inspiration.” The feeling of kinship and solidarity is mutual: “I have never seen anybody so committed,” Zainab says of Angelina. “I have been with her at the United Nations. I have walked with her in the Congo. She understands the issues very well, but more important, she listens.”
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    Together, these six matchsticks of awareness—along with so many others like them—are building a bonfire of international indignation. At the summit more than 200 experts wrote an international protocol, the first of its kind, designed to help bring perpetrators to justice and rehabilitate victims, who are often rejected by their communities after an assault.
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    The document was written by women alongside men—a powerful fact because, as Angelina says, “this is not a woman problem. It’s a crime against humanity.”
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    It’s this understanding and commitment that makes me admire Angelina so much. She and these brave women are role models for a better world. Each is an agent of change, doing her piece to end an unbearable situation. Because, after all, this is a crime against humanity that only humanity can fix.
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    Journalist Mariane Pearl is the managing editor of Chime for Change and the author of A Mighty Heart: The Brave Life and Death of My Husband, Danny Pearl.

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    Shortcut to: http://www.glamour.com/inspired/2014/07/angelina-jolie-fights-against-sexual-violence-in-war-zones

  6. 6
    Phool. Says:

    Its a beautiful Photo nonetheless Angie is glowing

  7. 7
    Saffron Says:

    I guess trolls prefer to know about some dimwit’s favorite beauty product.

  8. 8
    somewhere Says:

    i love u angie u r a good role model for me.

  9. 9
    FILTHY.JOLIE.WHORE.PANTIES Says:

    bonjour bitches
    jolie still whoring as usual
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    disease 4 u
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    NOTA BENE:
    FJWP cannot be sanitized for your protection

  10. 10
    FILTHY.JOLIE.WHORE.PANTIES Says:

    attention all fat-bottomed J-P fan girl bitches riding bicycles
    + attention all others too
    .
    jolie biggest whore of them all
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    ||||| YOO – HOO |||||
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    waving to all lovely fans of angie and brad + big shout out to Neleh, Loren, Vicki, Anoble, Rose, Joann, LLM, Paiige, Fern, Sabine, Phool, Casmir, Tutuna, Neer, Aisha, Foxy, DS, Gena, Lotta, Lara, Kimmy and to fat ladies on board God bless us all. God bless the Jolie Pitt Family.especially shout out to all the loon ladies out there Rose, Passing Through, NAN, Jaye, Premalee, Josephina, Were the morons, Jen The Hag, Lylian, First and last post, Ssshhii_Baby, Bizzy Bee, noplace, QQQQ, Groundcontrol, Lurker, William Bradley&The Jolie, Susan, Dawne, Tish, Anustin, WonderBust, Love The Jolie Pitts, Fyi12, plez, Busted, JP Fan, Vickifromtexas, tweet, juju, Neer, Love Conquers All, Umm, Bea, trt, Saffron, LLM, valis202, Who, briseis, Lucy, Lyric, Ako si Gladys, fyi, ndn, Media Wh@re MANiston, Lylian, Cliniqua, AWHODAT|, Felinelilly, juju, Go Figure|, Gold Dust Woman, Sunny, thelookoflove1365, Yolly, Observer2, Anon2, an oldie, Lucy, Lurker, wfb, and all the lurkers and the fat-bottomed girls riding bicycles out there I hope you all have a great day, take care God Bless. God Bless JuJube, LottaTitz, AnusStain, PassingPoo, PhattTwatt, Carmen Dell’Orifice and all lovely fans of Brad and Angie.
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    GOD BLESS US, EVERY ONE.
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    GOD BLESS THE JOLIE-PITT FAMILY.
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    GOD BLESS THEIR FANS ALL OVER THE WORLD.
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    CHECK YOUR EMAIL BITCHES.
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    CLEAR YOUR COOKIE BITCHES.
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    CLEAR YOUR CACHE BITCHES.
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    CHANGE ALL YOUR PASSWORD BITCHES.
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    JOLIE STILL WHORING AS USUAL.
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    NOT TO WORRY:
    JOLIE
    + JOLIE HOT VOLBELLA-PUFFED LIPS

    + JOLIE POWER-WHORE SNAPPER

    + JOLIE WONKY PORNO-CLASS TITS

    + JOLIE HOT PERLANE-PUFFED NIPPLES FROM HELL

    ALL A.OK & TIP.TOP

  11. 11
    phoneylina Says:

    Hows about your country of birth, Ang , has covertly promoted rebel groups for the last fifty years that rape, pillage, kill, and take over countires, many democracies included, in order to prop up brutal dictators and puppet governments so that the wealthy can control resources.

  12. 12
    Saint Jolie Says:

    Bloodshot hollow eyes, emaciated arms and rambling on the phone: Haunting video of Angelina Jolie the heroin addict
    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2684786/Video-emerges-wild-eyed-strung-Angelina-Jolie-dark-dangerous-days-drug-claims-resurface.html#ixzz36xiGcpei
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  13. 13
    were the morons Says:

    # 1125 were the morons @ 07/09/2014 at 12:16 pm
    @Phool.: Good morning Phool! The 6-pack was coming, but then I got lazy. I started to not give a fvck and are what I wanted. But that all has to change though. Eating crappy makes me feel crappy, lol. But I shall work for the 6-pack again!
    How is your 6-pack coming along. ;)

  14. 14
    Saffron Says:

    @Phool.
    .
    I love Mariane’s article. Funny, she says she and Angie are friends. I thought the trolls said they weren’t friends at all. Hmmmmmm….who to believe?

  15. 15
    Phool. Says:

    Shame how Jennifer Aniston Fans still cannot help them selves showing their true nature despite the the severity of the subject of this new thread.
    Please everyone keep ignoring the Trolls.

  16. 16
    Passing Poo Says:

    Not an Angie thread?
    Of course it’s an Angie thread — There she is, front and center with her shit-eating grin.

  17. 17
    Wonderbust Says:

    Love this woman. So inspiring. IGNORE THE TROLLS. Don’t take the bait. The past few days have been great. Just flag them

  18. 18
    DiaryOfASlag Says:

    What Dame Angelina really does all day
    Afternoon

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    12:15 pm Awakes from her postprandial nap
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    12:30 pm Dresses up in her mantle, etc. as Dame Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George and poses in front of the mirror over and over
    .
    1:15 pm Gets completely naked and admires her scary figure and bony ass in the mirror
    .
    1:16 pm Practises her director’s gestures in the mirror
    .
    1:32 pm Practises her UNHCR / Global Elite ‘Look of Concern’ in the mirror
    .
    1:50 pm Shoots up some China White
    .
    1:52 pm Throws up on the oriental antique rug
    .
    1:55 pm Gargles with Cristal champagne
    .
    2:00 Drinks a bottle of Chateau Miraval Rose and throws up on the carpet
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    2:30 Opens a new bottle of Grey Goose
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    3:45 pm Orders more enema equipment and black rubber sheets
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    1:50 pm Shoots up some more China White and nods off
    .
    3:15 pm Wakes up and throws up
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    3:18 pm Gargles with Cristal champagne
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    3:22 pm Sends fax to order 25 pairs of Christian Louboutin nude patent leather wedges
    .
    4:15 pm Sends fax to cancel order for 25 pairs of Christian Louboutin nude patent leather wedges
    .
    4:23 pm Sends fax to order 25 pairs of Salvatore Ferragamo nude patent leather wedges
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    4:30 pm Puts a tube of Preparation H on Veinzilla & The Gills; tries on new clothes.
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    5:05 pm Grabs her laptop and posts gushing comments about herself at JustJared
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    5:30 pm Lurks at FemaleFirst for a few minutes, hurls the computer across the room
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    5:45 pm Summons her personal physician and her resident nurses for immediate intravenous Valium
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    6:00 pm Nods off
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    8:05 pm Wakes up, throws up and gargles with Cristal champagne
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    8:15 pm Shoots up more China White and calls Brad to get his ass down to the Sex Grotto get naked and be ready for her arrival.
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    8:30 pm Hoovers up 3 lines of the finest Bolivian marching powder
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    8:50 pm Disrobes and takes the elevator down to the Sex Grotto…
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    / to be continued.

  19. 19
    Phool. Says:

    #were the morons @ 07/09/2014 at 12:16 pm ( Reply to post from previous thread)
    .

    WTM really missed you, but nice to see you made some time. You were asking about “ My 6 pack” well between you and me it’s actually a “Sick pack” , Its condition is very dire LOL.

  20. 20
    Dawne Says:

    FLAG THE SLAGS

  21. 21
    Phool. Says:

    # Saffron @ 07/09/2014 at 12:25 pm

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    I think we believe Angie and Mariane and not the local rumor mill that says Angie has no friends LOL
    Saffron I love the fact that both Brad & Angie have kept in touch with Mariane Pearl and Adman, its wasn’t just a case of making a movie and moving on was it, they have really have made a life long friend in Marian and Adam & vice versa.

  22. 22
    teri Says:

    God Bless you Angelina, such a great insperation to so many.

  23. 23
    Observer2 Says:

    Great article from Marianne Pearl.

    I have to laugh as I imagine a certain troll that was very upset when Angelina said that Marianne is one of her closest friends. Almost had a seizure over it.

    And here is Marianne writing a piece, very much in support of her good friend, Angelina Jolie.

  24. 24
    Phool. Says:

    #Dawne @ 07/09/2014 at 12:34 pm
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    Hi Dawne
    I wanted to ask have you still kept that e-mail Passing Through had sent you in regards to your IT problems? I was/am still having similar problems like yours ,so if you still have them is it possible you could post it here again for me, much obliged if not don’t worry.

  25. 25
    Phool. Says:

    #Observer2 @ 07/09/2014 at 12:36 pm
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    O2, don’t rub it in you can already see IT’s having a mega meltdown LOL because it’s been proved WRONG yet again LOL.

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