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".
"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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