Hollywood star Angelina Jolie, who
works as a special envoy for the United Nations, has teamed up
with Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague to launch an
initiative to combat sexual attacks in conflict areas.
Hague announced plans to set up dedicated teams to
investigate rape in troubled countries as part of a new
government scheme and he was joined by Jolie, 36.
Jolie's Bosnian war movie In The Land Of Blood And
, which features a harrowing rape scene, was shown to
Members of Parliament in a bid to highlight the problems in
war zones on May 29.
"We are deeply honoured that Ms Angelina Jolie, Special
Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, has joined
us... at this launch. Ms Jolie, we are very grateful to you
for coming and for graciously allowing us to screen your film
In the Land of Blood and Honey
. For more than 10 years you have worked to highlight the
plight of refugees worldwide in Haiti, Somalia, Sudan,
Afghanistan, Syria, Libya and many other countries; to support
numerous charitable causes, and to promote education, justice
and the rights of women worldwide," Hague said.
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