Actress and UN envoy Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague have opened an international summit in London to focus attention on the rape of women in war zones and conflict areas.
The four-day Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict is billed as the largest gathering ever brought together on the subject.
Hague called rape in war zones one of the "great mass crimes" of the last two centuries.
Jolie said she wanted to dedicate the conference to a rape victim she and Hague recently interviewed in Bosnia-Herzegovina.
Senior officials from more than 100 countries, as well as representatives from the legal, military, and judicial fields, NGOs and civil society groups, and religious scholars will be attending the event.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is also attending.
With reporting by AFP and Reuters