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Angelina Jolie Addresses Issue of Wartime Sexual Violence at G8 Summit

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Angelina Jolie continues to do good.

The Oscar winner attended the G8 Foreign Ministers meeting in London on Thursday to address the issue of wartime sexual violence.

"Hundreds of thousands of women and children have been sexually assaulted in the wars of our generation," Jolie said from the podium at the summit. "But wartime rape is not inevitable. This violence can be prevented, and it must be confronted."

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She added, "It is encouraging to see men in leadership positions speaking out against rape. Rape is not a women's issue, or a humanitarian issue, it is a global issue."

The 37-year-old actress was joined by British Foreign Secretary Wiliam Hague to announce that the G8 nations would be funding an additional $36 million toward efforts to prevent sexual violence.

Jolie currently serves as a special envoy for the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees.

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