The world is not blind about the actions of ISIS. Women are abducted, perpetually raped and treated like nothing but objects. Kids at ISIS schools are taught how to chop off heads.
Hollywood star, Angelina Jolie Pitt, who is also a special envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR ) since 2012, told the British parliamentary committee that Islamic State was using rape as a policy and urged for a very strong response. She delivered a powerful speech describing the agendas of ISIS. This included a 13-year-old Iraqi girl who was raped repeatedly along with her friends and sold for $40 (Rs 2,658 approx).
“This is beyond something we have seen before. They are saying: ‘You should do this, this is the way to build a society, we ask you to rape.’ We really have to have a very strong response at this time to this particular group,” said Jolie.
UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie (C) arrives at a Syrian and Iraqi refugee camp in the southern Turkish town of Midyat | Source: Reuters
Jolie Pitt, had joined forces with former British foreign secretary William Hague in 2012 to launch an initiative to prevent sexual violence in conflict. She had spent time with a Syrian refugee family during a humanitarian trip earlier this year and said that the conflict in Syria has created a wave of human suffering, as reported by People .
"We cannot donate our way out of the crisis, we cannot solve it simply by taking in refugees, we have to find a diplomatic route to end the conflict," she said, asking the UN Security Council to visit the region and pleading for long-term solutions to resolving conflicts.
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(With inputs from Reuters; Feature image source: Reuters)