What a fabulous development!
After visiting Kurdish refugee camp in Iraq back in early January, Angelina Jolie was moved to open the Center of Women, Peace, and Security in London with the help of England's First Secretary of State, William Hague.
The center aims to combat and prevent the violence faced by women in war zones, a cause near and dear to the actress' heart.
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In a statement, the 39-year-old said:
"I am excited at the thought of all the students in years to come who will study in this new Center. There is no stable future for a world in which crimes committed against women go unpunished. We need the next generation of educated youth with inquisitive minds and fresh energy, who are willing not only to sit in the classroom but to go out into the field and the courtrooms and make a decisive difference."
We're so impressed by Angie's dedication to helping women in need! We can't wait for the first group of girls to take part in the center!
"If you were to ask me who I think this centre is for, I picture someone who is not in this room today. I think of a girl I met in Iraq three weeks ago. She is 13 years old, but instead of going to school, she sits on the floor in a makeshift tent. Now she may never be able to complete her education, or get married or have a family, because in her society victims of rape are shunned, and considered shameful To my mind, what we have begun today at LSE is for that Iraqi girl and others like her."
Hopefully Jolie's work will bring more awareness to this important cause.
[Image via WENN.]
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