Watch: Angelina Jolie’s Powerful Speech At UN On Sexual Violence
“Sexual violence is everywhere – in the industry where I work, in business, in universities, in politics, in the military, and across the world,” said the Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie.
Conveying the keynote address at the UN Peacekeeping Defense Ministerial Conference in Vancouver, the on-screen character, who is one of numerous ladies who approached with allegations against Harvey Weinstein, tended to the current stream of sexual manhandle assertions in Hollywood.
“All too often, these kinds of crimes against women are laughed off, depicted as a minor offence by someone who cannot control themselves, as an illness, or as some kind of exaggerated sexual need,” Jolie stated in her keynote speech, as reported by The Independent. “But a man who mistreats women is not oversexed. He is abusive.”
The 42-year-old, who is a Special Envoy for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, called for sexual violence to be recognised around the world as a weapon and “a critical obstacle to achieving women’s equality and our full human rights.”