Angelina Jolie Pitt says violence against women ‘is still treated as a lesser crime’ http://t.co/NnGAVc3r7S— TIME.com (@TIME) June 13, 2015
A few quotes from her speech at the African Union Summit.
“There is a global epidemic of violence against women – both within conflict zones
and within societies at peace – and it is still treated as a lesser crime and lower priority,”
“The near-total impunity that exists worldwide for crimes against women, in conflict zones
in particular, means that we are seeing more and more armed groups turn it into their weapon
of choice. Women and girls are bearing the brunt of extremists that revel in treating them
barbarically. This is inextricably linked to our overall failure to prevent and end conflicts
worldwide, which is causing human suffering on an unprecedented level.”
“We need policies for long-term security that are designed by women, focused on women,
executed by women – not at the expense of men, or instead of men, but alongside and with men,”
“There is no greater pillar of stability than a strong, free and educated woman, and
there is no more inspiring role model than a man who respects and cherishes women
and champions their leadership.”
CS@AMB_A_Mohammed: Held talks with former UK Foreign Secretary Mr. William Hague & American actress Ms Angelina Jolie pic.twitter.com/qyPGq8kcJ1— ForeignAffairsKenya (@ForeignOfficeKE) June 11, 2015
I only took a few quotes from a long article so feel free to read more at the source.