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Angelina Jolie urges U.N. Security Council to act on war zone rape

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Actress Angelina Jolie urged the U.N. Security Council on Monday (June 24) to make dealing with war zone rape a top priority as she shared stories of survivors she has met, including a Congolese mother whose 5-year-old daughter was raped outside a police station. Oscar-winner Jolie, a special envoy for the U.N. Refugee Agency, told the council that it must shoulder its responsibility and provide leadership. The actress described to the council horrific incidents of sexual violence in war zones. She called the use of rape in conflict a "tool of war" and added that it constitutes "a crime against humanity." Jolie, who has been to refugee camps around the world, highlighted during her address that while there were hundreds of thousands of survivors of sexual violence there had only been a handful of prosecutions because the world had not made the issue a priority. "Please, do not let this issue fall when you leave this chambe

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