Angelina Jolie opens UK academic centre studying women in conflict

2015-02-11 20:00

London - Angelina Jolie has opened an academic centre billed as Britain's first to focus on women, peace and security.

The Hollywood actress hopes the centre at the London School of Economics will help boost the global campaign for women's rights. She said on Tuesday "there is no stable future for a world in which crimes committed against women go unpunished."

The university says the centre will study the participation of women in conflict and on ending impunity for rape and sexual violence in war.

Jolie, a UN special envoy, co-founded a campaign on preventing sexual violence with former British Foreign Secretary William Hague in 2012.

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