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Angelina Jolie: Isis atrocities show need to tackle sexual violence in conflict from The Guardian, 09/09/2015

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

img-icon-newsThe atrocities and rapes perpetrated by Islamic State clearly demonstrate the need to tackle sexual violence in conflicts around the world, the actor and UN special envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt has warned.

“The most important thing is to understand what it’s not: it’s not sexual, it’s a violent, brutal, terrorising weapon and it is used unfortunately, everywhere,” she told a British parliamentary committee on Tuesday.

“The most aggressive terrorist group in the world today knows what we know; knows that it is a very effective weapon and [is] using it as a centrepoint of their terror and their way of destroying communities and families and attacking, destroying and dehumanising.”

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