Angelina Jolie looks gorgeous as ever at a press conference about sex violence during war on Friday, March 28, in Sarajevo. She and British Foreign Secretary William Hague launched a global initiative two years ago to fight sexual violence in armed conflicts, end impunity for the perpetrators and provide support for victims. So far, 141 countries have supported the initiative, including Bosnia. The two were there to hold a press conference to praise Bosnia for setting excellent standards.
"Warzone rape has been a taboo subject in all countries. You are helping to break down those taboos and redefining soldiering in the 21st century," Jolie said.
“We are here to meet victims of the war in Bosnia," she continued, "female and male survivors of rape who carry a terrible burden. The use of rape as a weapon of war is one of the great injustices of our time. For too long the world has tolerated these crimes, and left survivors to struggle in the shadows. Our goal is to bring forward the voices of the survivors of these crimes and to ask the world to stand with them and against impunity.”
Later, Angelina and Hague met with widows and mothers of genocide victims in Srebrenica — a Bosnian town where Serb forces killed over 8,000 Muslim men and boys in 1995. Jolie came out of the meeting with tears in her eyes.