Angelina Jolie joins anti-rape initiative in conflict areas

Angelina Jolie joins anti-rape initiative in conflict areasMr. and Mrs. Smith star Angelina Jolie, who is known for her humanitarian works, has launched an initiative to combat sexual attacks in war areas along with Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague. As part of a new government programme, the special envoy for the United Nations and Hague will set up dedicated teams to investigate rape cases in conflict areas. "We are deeply honoured that Ms Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, has joined us... at this launch. Ms Jolie, we are very grateful to you for coming and for graciously allowing us to screen your film In the Land of Blood and Honey, Hague said. He added, "For more than 10 years you have worked to highlight the plight of refugees worldwide in Haiti, Somalia, Sudan, Afghanistan, Syria, Libya and many other countries; to support numerous charitable causes, and to promote education, justice and the rights of women worldwide".