Angelina Jolie is one of the six “role models for a better world” because of her work raising awareness about sexual violence globally, according to Glamour.
The 39-year-old actress is a UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador who has travelled to plenty of countries, including war zones, visited survivors of rape as well as other types of assault.
She has discussed the issue several times and last month, Jolie also co-chaired and spoke at the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.
“Everywhere I went … rape was the silent killer,” Jolie was quoted saying in a Glamour magazine article posted on July 9. “But it became quickly clear to me that these women were not just the collateral damage of war. Rape was a strategic, organized scheme to destroy entire communities.”
“This is not a woman problem,” Jolie adds. “It’s a crime against humanity.”
Jolie also made a similar comment in June, 2013 at a United Nations Security Council conference, where she called for more focus to be given to war zone sexual violence.
“We care for each other—and for each other’s children,” the mother of six was quoted saying.