In a speech at the UN Peacekeeping Defence Ministerial Conference in Vancouver, Angelina Jolie addressed the issue of sexual violence in Hollywood and around the world.
Angeline Jolie condemned the issue and the fact that women are calling for their basic human rights, and how ending gender-based violence is important for all nations equally.
The actress and humanitarian called sexual violence a “critical obstacle” to achieving gender equality. She told to People “Sexual violence is everywhere, in the industry where I work, in business, in universities, in politics, in the military, and across the world. All too often, these kinds of crimes against women are laughed off, depicted as a minor offense by someone who cannot control themselves, as an illness, or as some kind of exaggerated sexual need. But a man who mistreats women is not oversexed. He is abusive.”
At #PeaceConf17 in #Vancouver, @Refugees Special Envoy Angelina Jolie delivered a powerful speech advocating for the right of women and girls to live a life free of sexual violence. pic.twitter.com/cMoDmBW2pm
— UN Peacekeeping (@UNPeacekeeping) November 16, 2017
Jolie last month confirmed being sexually assaulted by Harvey Weinstein in an interview with The New York Times and warned women from him. Such allegations got denied by Wenstein himself.
Make sure to watch Jolie’s full speech!