Hollywood Star, Angelina Jolie made a star appearance at the 25th African Summit in South Africa.
The actress who is also a U.N. special envoy on refuge issues bothered on rape as a weapon of warfare and charged African leaders cum representatives to support women rights.
Jolie stressed the need for women protection in Africa and beyond.
Jolie had been invited to speak on women and conflict at the Sandton Convention Centre, on Friday.
She shared a panel with the African Union Commission Chairwoman Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, former British Foreign Secretary William Hague and Senegalese activist Bineta Diop.
Zainab Bangura, who is the U.N.’s Special Representative on Sexual Violence in Conflict was also in attendance.
Jolie said: ‘There is a global epidemic of violence against women – both within conflict zones and within societies at peace – and it is still treated as a lesser crime and lower priority.