Transcript for Angelina Jolie: 'Make Justice the Norm' to End War Zone Rape
It isn't it that -- is an inevitable part of conflicts. There is nothing inevitable about it. It is a weapon of war aimed at civilians. It has nothing to do with -- Everything to do with power. He's done to torture and humiliate innocent people and often very young children. I have met survivors from Afghanistan Somalia and they are just like us. One crucial difference. We live in safe countries. With doctors we can go to when we're hurt police we can turn to when Iran and institutions that protect us. They live in refugee camps -- bombed out streets in areas where there is no law no protection. And not -- the hope and justice. They struggle to keep their children safe. And if they admits being raped they are likely to face more violence and social rejection. Other survivors live in countries where war is over but the -- brought no justice. And as an international community. We are responsible for that. We need to -- that. And make justice the norm not exception for these crimes. We need political will replicated across the world. And we need to treat this subject as a priority. We need to see real commitment to go after the worst perpetrators. To -- proper protection for vulnerable people and step in and helped the worst affected countries. We need all -- Peacekeeping troops and police forces to have the prevention of sexual violence and conflict as part of their training. More than 100 countries will be represented at this them. And we are asking them to take these news. But we really do need your help. This whole subject. Has been taboo for far too. Worst -- -- Is crying that thrives. On silence. And denial. The -- are survivors. Causes feelings of -- restlessness. It -- ignorance. Such as the notion that race has anything to do with normal sexual involves. But most of all it on the -- the -- to get away. They feel. The -- because the law rarely touches them. And society tolerates them. As Eleanor Roosevelt Winston the destiny of human rights is in the hands of all our citizens. Smaller communities. And this evil will continue ruining the lives of millions of people unless we. Make this summit turning things. We must send a message around the world. That there is no disgrace in being a survivor of sexual violence that the shame is on the aggressor. They must work together and do an unprecedented ways across borders. And religions. Bringing governments and people together and tackling the problem from every possible and and by doing this. We can't. And the use of rape and sexual violence as a weapon of war once and for all we really can't do. So thank you so much for joining us today. For joining us in this fight and I -- is all a very productive summit.
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