Amal Alamuddin Joins Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at Anti-Rape Summit

06/12/2014 at 04:45 PM EDT

Amal Alamuddin Joins Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt at Anti-Rape Summit
Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt (left) and Amal Alamuddin
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Brad Pitt and George Clooney's fiancées have more in common than meets the eye – they both work with the United Nations to make the world a better place.

Pitt and Angelina Jolie attended The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict this week in London as did Clooney's future wife, Amal Alamuddin, though it's unclear if they've crossed paths.

Alamuddin, a human rights lawyer attending on behalf of UNICEF, took notes while sitting in a different area of the auditorium during Thursday's program, and Clooney did not attend.

Like Jolie, 39, Alamuddin, 36, works with the U.N. – the actress is a special envoy to the U.N. Refugee Agency while the British-Lebanese attorney previously advised former Secretary General Kofi Annan.



Jolie gave opening remarks at the conference on Tuesday morning with British Foreign Secretary William Hague.

"It is a myth that rape is an inevitable part of conflict," she said. "There is nothing inevitable about it. It is a weapon of war aimed at civilians. It has nothing to do with sex – everything to do with power. It is done to torture and humiliate innocent people and often very young children."

For her part, Alamuddin signed a UNICEF petition requesting that "international leaders must seize this opportunity to defend women and to commit to protect children in war zones from rape and sexual abuse."

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