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Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict launched in London

Jun 13, 2014 11:11 IST

Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict was launched at ExCel London on  10 June 2014. The four-day Summit was launched by Hollywood actress and UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie and UK Foreign Secretary William Hague.

The aim of the Summit was to take concrete action to improve lives of victims and to establish best practice for obtaining witness testimony of crime of sexual violence in conflict.

The Summit called upon the nations involved to write action against sexual violence in their army training.


The Summit was attended by high-level foreign delegations from 140 countries that included around 200 foreign, defence and development ministers along with experts from courts, charities and the military. The summit also included film screenings, theatre and art.

As per estimates, about 150 million girls and women are raped every year in conflict around the world. It includes 70 million men and boys.

Earlier in 2012, Hague and Jolie joined forces to launch the Prevention of Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) with a UN Declaration of Commitment to Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict.

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