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Jolie opens centre for women in war-zones

 IANS |  2015-02-13 23:19:43.0  |  London

Jolie opens centre for women in war-zones

Jolie and Hague joined forces to announce the new academic centre, titled the Centre on Women, Peace and Security, at the London School of Economics Tuesday, reports femalefirst.co.uk.

The Unbroken director, who recently returned from Iraq, where she met some of the refugees left homeless in their millions following the Islamic State violence, said: “I am excited at the thought of all the students in years to come who will study in this new centre. 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 to make a decisive difference.” The Centre aims to educate people and raise awareness about the horrific acts which women suffer in war-zones and hopes to end exemption from punishment for those who commit rape and sexual violence in war.

Jolie, who has six children -Maddox, 13, Pax, 11, Zahara, 10, Shiloh, eight, and six-year-old twins Vivienne and Knox - with husband Brad Pitt, also spoke about the importance of the Centre for people such as an Iraqi girl, who was a victim of sexual violence.

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