Angelina Jolie The effect on the peak of sexual violence

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Angelina Jolie takes Neema Namadamu the Democratic Republic of Congo in the Global Summit to end sexual violence in conflict. Photo: Lefteris Pitarakis / AFP / Getty Images

Unstarry In the large aircraft hangar in the Excel Centre in London decided drew a small crowd around a woman yesterday and had a little thought, unworthy. Since I am a few feet of Angelina Jolie wearing palazzo pants and surrounded by his people, all I could think about was how much smaller it is in real life. Breathtakingly beautiful, but small, like all the stars of the big screen appears in the flesh.

Then she did something that pushed small thoughts out of my head. Mid procession provided by hectic events surrounding the summit, actor and ambassador for the United Nations to a woman he had only 24 hours earlier met when the former asylum seekers had told the story of the escape embrace an African country. It was not the first or last hug for Jolie on this day, but it was a gesture of great heart, to unite to the size of the achievements of Jolie again to end a World Summit on rape in wartime. Hearing with one of the 151 countries and four days of discussions and stories, signed, Ending Sexual Violence Summit dispute protocol is really a great thing.

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Jolie told activists that women should not be treated as criminals – remains behind bars – after the escape of sexual violence in their own countries. She even helped a little black and white square on a quilt made by the campaign group Women for Refugee Women and the Women's Institute, the capitalization, "we love and support." "We were by the fact that Jolie met obviously the issue of immigration," says Natasha Walter, director of the campaign.

He seemed disappointed when later a few minutes later I was in the presence of William Hague, the Foreign Minister, who is co-sponsoring the summit with Jolie out.

In talking about the record of 140 pages on sexual violence in conflict, he just released to end, admitted that he not be extended to include the treatment of victims of such crimes, as soon as the application for asylum in this country. Nothing smells more of a British Colonial Secretary suggesting that this is all the terrible things that happen there – in Somalia, Congo, Bosnia – ignore allegations of abuse at the detention center only a few miles away in Yarl Wood.

It is true that The Hague is not responsible for immigration and asylum, and he said, had discussed the treatment of such women with his cabinet colleagues, Theresa May, the Home Secretary. We both recognized that immigration officials must be "trained", and said that the victims of rape in wartime need "special attention".

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In the case of refugees from Syria, he added, "priority will be given to people who are prone to violence, including sexual violence." Not that it always be a priority?

Not to be negative about an event and a relationship that has done much to bring the issue of sexual violence in the top of the agenda. But there is a danger to think that this violence only to remote places where women dealing with the consequences that imprisoned in the UK.

He deserves a lot of credit has to make an unattractive topic and even ally to one of the most glamorous women in the world, with (a woman he "professional, efficient and full of ideas." As described) find it would be a politician of a certain age to take to act on immigration – as politically toxic question as they come – a year before the election, but what an opportunity to end the injustice and show that British politicians make big gestures also ..