Angelina Jolie Comments On Nigeria Schoolgirl Kidnappings

(LONDON) — Angelina Jolie is hoping that the kidnapped schoolgirls in Nigeria will soon be returned to their homes. She’s also hoping that measures will be taken to ensure that such incidents never happen again.

While in London Thursday for the premiere of her new movie, Maleficent, Jolie noted that she will return to the U.K. city next month for a conference regarding sexual violence — an issue that she says is tied to the Nigeria kidnappings.

The actress, who serves as a special envoy of the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees, said that Boko Haram “felt they could get away with this, and they can abuse women in such a way, sell them, rape them, take them as property.”

She added, “One of the things we’re working so hard to do is not just do everything we can to bring these girls home, but make sure this stops happening, and that this is not something that people feel they can get away with, and right now it is, and so it is our failing that it’s gotten to this point.”

The Islamic militant group Boko Haram recently abducted nearly 300 schoolgirls.

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