Jolie meets with women, girls in eastern Congo
- Photo: FayesVision/WENN1 of 16
- Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP2 of 16
- Photo: Thibault Camus/Invision/AP3 of 16
- Photo: KH1/WENN4 of 16
- Photo: Will Alexander/WENN5 of 16
- Photo: Rex USA6 of 16
- Photo: MARIO ANZUONI/Reuters7 of 16
- Photo: LUCAS JACKSON/Reuters8 of 16
- Photo: Jason Tanner/Invision/AP9 of 16
- Photo: George Pimentel/WireImage10 of 16
- Photo: Fame Flynet11 of 16
- Photo: Jason Tanner/Invision/AP12 of 16
- Photo: Jason Tanner/Invision/AP13 of 16
- Photo: Getty Images North America14 of 16
- Photo: Rocstar/CPR/Fame Flynet15 of 16
GOMA, Congo (AP) -- Angelina Jolie is meeting with women and girls in eastern Congo, where sexual violence is rampant.
Jolie, a special envoy for the U.N. refugee agency, traveled to the Nzulo camp near Goma on Monday along with British Foreign Secretary William Hague.
The International Rescue Committee says it's provided care to more than 2,500 women and girls who have been raped or abused over the last year alone. The IRC is handing out kits with flashlights and whistles, as well as cleaning products so that women can avoid bathing at creeks where the risk of assault is higher.
Sexual violence is frequently used as a weapon of war by rebel groups that operate in eastern Congo, as well as by Congolese soldiers.
RELATED: Insured celeb body parts
Get out the vote
Tats for Love
From Heidi Klum and Seal to Ryan Sweeting and Kaley Cuoco, see which stars got tattoos for love.Watch Video »
Fall's Best Looks
New fashion trends are here! Take a look at celebrities rocking fall's best looks so far.Watch Video »
Real 'RHOC' Dish
"Real Housewives of OC" star Shannon Beador dishes about her family, her relationship with Vicki Gunvalson and what to expect from the reunion!Watch Video »
Shailene Woodley and the stars of "Divergent" chat phobias and on-set injuries at the film's world premiere.Watch Video »
Pets & Love
Miranda Lambert opens up about self-esteem issues, her husband Blake Shelton and her involvement with Pedigree Dog Charity.Watch Video »
Sofia Vergara poses in a revealing neon bikini while her "Modern Family" castmates hit the beach in Australia on Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »