German foreign Minister Heiko Maas has joined forces with the American actress Angelina Jolie for the fight against sexual abuse in war zones. In a joint guest post for the “Washington Post” described both on Monday, frightening examples of the fates of women in crisis countries. The Congolese doctor, and Nobel peace prize laureate Denis Mukwege had treated in his clinic in the Congo about three generations of raped women: mother, daughter and grandson in infancy.
Jolie and Maas want to improve the identification of opportunities for these crimes and compliance with international standards, such as UN resolutions strengthen. In addition, victims should be better supported.
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Germany wants to use its current presidency in the UN security Council to adopt a Resolution. Among other things, this also has consequences for those to include sexual violence against women, approve of or promote. “Rape and other forms of sexual violence as war and terrorism tactics used in the world,” reads the post.
too often, the perpetrators would go unpunished. “This impunity has devastating consequences,” write Jolie and Maas. “We have met Survivors in countries such as Iraq, Bosnia and Sierra Leone, have asked us urgently to address the lack of criminal prosecution, the result is that sexual violence can continue to exist.”
Angelina Jolie, 43, struggling areas for years against sexual violence in crisis and worked with the former British foreign Minister, William Hague. For the UN-refugee organization UNHCR for many years, and was appointed in 2012 to the special Ambassador.