By Grace Gavilanes
Updated Feb 10, 2015 @ 5:57 pm
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Below is an excerpt from “Angelina Jolie Launches Center for Women, Peace and Security in London,” which originally appeared on PEOPLE. Read the full story at

Angelina Jolie expanded on her humanitarian efforts Tuesday in London, announcing the creation of the Centre on Women, Peace and Security at the London School of Economics.

Jolie, 39, a special envoy of the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, attended the event alongside William Hague, Britain's First Secretary of State and leader of the House of Commons, PEOPLE confirms.

The new center will aim to educate students about the participation of women in "conflict-related processes" and "on enhancing accountability and ending impunity for rape and sexual violence in war," according to a press release from the renowned London School of Economics.