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Anushay Hossain – Huffington Post – Monday, 16 June 2014 (originally published 09 Jun)

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 12:  Amal Alamuddin, Fiance of Actor George Clooney attends the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict at ExCel on June 12, 2014 in London, England. The four-day conference on sexual violence in war is hosted by Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN Special Envoy and actress Angelina Jolie.  Image: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 12: Amal Alamuddin, Fiance of Actor George Clooney attends the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict at ExCel on June 12, 2014 in London, England. The four-day conference on sexual violence in war is hosted by Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN Special Envoy and actress Angelina Jolie. Image: Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images

What I love more than smart women is smart women working together for a good cause, especially one that demonstrates women’s rights are human rights, and this week was the perfect example of what I am talking about. Amal Alamuddin, international human rights lawyer representing UNICEF (oh and George Clooney’s fiancé) attended the Jolie co-sponsored Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, the largest gathering ever brought together on the issue “with a view to creating irreversible momentum against sexual violence in conflict and practical action that impacts those on the ground.”

Amal and Angelina are not defined by the men in their lives. They are beautiful, intelligent women working together to make the world a better place for other women.

It is so important for women to have role models like this, to see women doing really excellent work for human rights. Women need to see more of this so we can be more of this: independent female powerhouses working together . . .

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