US actress Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and her partner US actor Brad Pitt, listen to testimonies of victims of violence at the 'End Sexual Violence in Conflict' summit in London, Thursday, June 12, 2014. The Summit welcomes governments from over 100 countries, over 900 experts, NGOs, Faith leaders, and representatives from international organizations across the world. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, pool)
Pitt joins Jolie at summit against sexual violence
The Associated Press
First Published Jun 12 2014 09:18 am • Last Updated Jun 12 2014 09:18 am
London • Brad Pitt has joined Angelina Jolie at a London summit on sexual violence, lending the couple’s star power to the campaign to end rape in war zones.
The four-day London conference is organized by British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Jolie, a United Nations special envoy.
They hope representatives of the more than 100 countries present will back a new protocol laying out how sexual violence in conflict zones should be investigated and prosecuted. They say they want to end the "culture of impunity" for wartime sex crimes.
Pitt watched from the audience Thursday as Jolie and Hague spoke to delegates at the east London conference venue.
Jolie said the meeting was being held "for all the forgotten, hidden survivors who have been made to feel ashamed or been abandoned."
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