Angelina Jolie addressed the United Nations University in Tokyo this week, encouraging students to support her Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict initiative and take action against war zone rape.

’’Our world is scarred by immense problems from poverty to injustice and war. But your potential as young people is boundless," she said during a special screening of her film, In The Land Of Blood And Honey. "Problems that have defeated previous generations, you have the chance to overcome. ’This is a vast task and it needs every effort and every level, from government and the UN, to communities and families, down to you – but it is possible.

“The suffering the film depicts is immense and it is only one small piece of a global problem. Together we have the power to prevent these tragedies from being repeated. We cannot change the past but the future, that is an open question, and you have the power to find the answer.

“When I started down the road of making this film I thought only of telling a story and giving a voice of survivor but today I’m her not only a s director buy as a campaigner and part of global effort growing every day. The suffering the film depicts is immense and it is only one small piece of a global problem.”

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