Jolie and Hague visit Bosnia in anti-rape campaign

UN goodwill ambassador and actress Angelina Jolie and the Foreign Secretary William Hague have met Bosnia's presidency to discuss the prevention of sexual violence in conflict.

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Hague hails Bosnia's anti-rape military training plans

William Hague has hailed Bosnia's decision to include prevention of sexual violence in military training.

Foreign Secretary William Hague addresses the conference in Bosnia's Sarajevo. Credit: RTV

The Foreign Secretary told a conference in Bosnia's capital Sarajevo that rape is a "cheap" and "devastatingly effective way to terrorise and displace a population".

Jolie calls Bosnia's anti-rape military training 'inspiring'

Hollywood star Angelina Jolie called Bosnia's decision to include prevention of sexual violence in military training "inspiring" and "groundbreaking".

Speaking at a conference in the Bosnian capital Sarajevo, the UNHCR goodwill ambassador said the issue of war zone rape "has been a taboo subject in all countries".

UNHCR goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie speaks during a conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Credit: AP Photo/Sulejman Omerbasic

"You are helping to break down those taboos and [are] redefining soldiering in the 21st Century," she told the audience.

"There can be no peace in conflict or post-conflict zones while women are raped with impunity," the actress added.

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Jolie and Hague meet Bosnia's presidency in Sarajevo

Actress Angelina Jolie, in her role as UNHCR goodwill ambassador, and Foreign Secretary William Hague met Bosnia's presidency to discuss the prevention of sexual violence in conflict.

Angelina Jolie waves to the crowds with Foreign Secretary William Hague in Sarajevo, Bosnia. Credit: AP Photo/Sulejman Omerbasic
UNHCR goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie sits for a meeting in Bosnia. Credit: AP Photo/Sulejman Omerbasic
Angelina Jolie with the chairman of the Bosnian presidency Bakir Izetbegovic and William Hague. Credit: AP Photo/Sulejman Omerbasic
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