Jolie to Host Summit to Stop “Rape As a Weapon”

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict along with U.N. Goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie, are drawing much-needed attention to the use of rape as a weapon in conflict in hopes to tackle the issue. In the wake of the kidnapping of 300 Nigerian girls, Tuesday's summit will be used to launch a new protocol to standardize the investigation and documentation of sex crimes in war zones, a practical tool to help secure evidence and witness reports that are robust enough to be used in court. Delegates will be reminded that the problem is not limited to tribal conflict or in areas with limited education.

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