Angelina Jolie urges African nations to fight violence against women

ANADOLU AGENCY
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa
Published 13.06.2015 19:07
Updated 13.06.2015 19:08
Angelina Jolie, addresses the African Union Summit in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 June 2015 (EPA Photo)
Angelina Jolie, addresses the African Union Summit in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa, 12 June 2015 (EPA Photo)

Angelina Jolie, Hollywood actress and special envoy to the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, attended a panel discussion at the African Union Summit in Johannesburg on Friday to discuss sexual violence against women across the globe.

"Think what it would mean if the 54 nations of the African Union press as one towards full rights and opportunities for women, not just for this great continent, but for the world," Jolie said.

Jolie also said the problem is not just African. Rather, it is global.

She added that there has been much more awareness regarding the issue, but progress is slow.

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