Angelina Jolie Gives Powerful Speech On Violence Against Women at African Union Summit

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On June 11, 2015, Angelina Jolie Pitt gave a powerful speech at the African Union Summit regarding violence against women across the globe.

At this particular AU Summit, held in Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa, she stated, “There is a global epidemic of violence against women—both within conflict zones and within societies at peace—and it is still treated as a lesser crime and priority.”

Jolie Pitt is first and foremost known for her Hollywood career. She has one Academy Award, two Screen Actors Guild awards, and three Golden Globes.

But she is not just another face in Hollywood. Jolie Pitt is an active humanitarian and philanthropist. She is currently a Special Envoy for the United Nations Commissioner for Refugees, and she has also received the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award for her work.

Her main focus is on refugees and women’s rights and education. Previously, she has been…

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