Jolie: It's a myth rape is an inevitable part of conflict

Angelina Jolie has opened the largest summit on sexual violence in conflict, saying, "It is a myth that rape is an inevitable part of conflict."

"There is nothing inevitable about it. It is a weapon of war aimed at civilian," Jolie said as she stood next to the event's co-chair William Hague.

"It has nothing to do with sex - everything to do with power. It is done to torture and humiliate innocent people and often very young children," the actress added.

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Hague and Jolie attend sexual violence in war summit

Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie are attending the opening of a sexual violence in war summit being held in London.