In a powerful speech delivered at the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Summit in Vancouver Canada, Angelina Jolie advocated for the right of women and girls to live a life free of violence. The By The Sea actress described sexual violence as “a critical obstacle to achieving women’s equality and our full human rights.” Also, the 42-year-old actress has been known for being a tireless advocate for refugees around the world.
“Even if we accept that sexual violence has nothing to do with sex, that it is a crime, and that it is used as a weapon, many people still believe that it is simply not possible to do anything about it,” she said. ‘It is hard, but not impossible’, she added: “We have the laws, the institutions, and the expertise in gathering evidence. We are able to identify perpetrators. What is missing is the political will.”
The 45-year-old Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau thanked the Oscar-winning actress. He said she is a “a steadfast voice in support of the world’s most vulnerable.”
Angelina looked flawless In Ralph&Russo while delivering her powerful speech.
Special Envoy Angelina Jolie has dedicated herself to the fight to end sexual violence. In her speech, the 42-year-old actress asked for sexual violence to be recognized around the world as a weapon. And also as “a critical obstacle to achieving women’s equality and our full human rights.”
“It is cheaper than a bullet, and it has lasting consequences that unfold with sickening predictability that make it so cruelly effective.” She continued. “This is rape and assault designed to torture, to terrorize, to force people to flee, and to humiliate them.”
She even addressed the sexual violence that is now being revealed in the movie industry.
“Sexual violence is everywhere – in the industry where I work, in business, in universities, in politics, in the military, and across the world. All too often, these kinds of crimes against women are laughed off, depicted as a minor offence by someone who cannot control themselves, as an illness, or as some kind of exaggerated sexual need. But a man who mistreats women is not oversexed. He is abusive.”
Jolie ended her speech by saying: “It is hard, but it is not impossible,” she said. “We have the laws, the institutions, and the expertise in gathering evidence. We are able to identify perpetrators. What is missing is the political will.”