Angelina Jolie
US actress and UNHCR ambassador Angelina Jolie during a visit to a camp for displaced Iraqis in Khanke, a few kilometres (miles) from the Turkish border in Iraq's Dohuk province, on January 25, 2015. Jolie recently opened LSE's Centre for Women, Peace and Security in London in an effort to find ways to prevent the sexual violence against women during war.Getty Images

Angelina Jolie recently opened a centre at the London School of Economics in London, dedicated to bringing an end to war rape.

The Centre for Women, Peace and Security is founded to conduct research to prevent sexual violence against women during war.

"There is no stable future for a world in which crimes committed against women go unpunished," said Jolie, speaking at the centre on Tuesday (10 February).

Jolie dedicated the LSE-based centre to a 13-year-old girl she had met in Iraq.

The teenager was an Islamic State (Isis) sex slave and abandoned by her community for being a rape victim.

"What we have begun at LSE today is for that Iraqi girl and others like her, who pay the price for the culture of impunity for crimes against women, and our failure to prevent conflict," said Jolie.

"There is no stable future for a world in which crimes committed against women go unpunished; a world in which young girls are unable to reach their potential; where children see their mothers disrespected, violated and murdered.

"Where it is considered acceptable for a husband to reject his wife and the mother of his children because she was raped, or normal for a woman to be forced to marry her rapist."

The centre will examine the best ways to prosecute perpetrators of sexual violence and study effective ways of allowing women to rebuild their lives post conflicts.

Research will be conducted at the LSE's Centre for Women, Peace and Security by putting women at the heart of decision making, reported The Independent.

Commons Leader William Hague has added his comments saying the centre is "about the enlargement of human freedom."

Starting September 2015, LSE students will be able to study a module in Women, Peace and Security, and 2016 onwards, students can study for a MA in the subject.