Angelina Jolie is speaking out.
The 43-year-old actress and activist delivered a speech at the United Nations on Friday (March 29) in New York City.
In the speech, Angelina discussed the importance of gender equality in peace-keeping.
“There can be no peace and stability in Afghanistan or anywhere else in the world that involves trading away the rights of women. Worse, still, we see impunity for crimes committed against women and girls in conflict…too often, whether or not we confront these human rights violations depends not on the law, universal standards, but on how much our governments think that their businesses or political interests in that country might be affected,” she said.
“As long as we can continue to put almost every other issue ahead of women’s rights and participation, we will remain stuck in a cycle of violence and conflict. We will have learned nothing, and our institutions will count for less than they should.”
Watch Angelina speak…