Press Release

From: Prime Minister's Office, 10 Downing Street, Department for International Development, Home Office, The Rt Hon David Cameron MP, The Rt Hon Justine Greening MP and + others
Published: 22 July 2014

The government will today announce new action and funding to protect millions of girls from female genital mutilation and forced marriage.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator and former sex crimes prosecutor Claire McCaskill today released the results of a first-of-its-kind national survey on campus sexual assaults—results McCaskill said must serve as a “wakeup call” to the nation’s institutions of higher learning.

The massive survey of schools demonstrates a disturbing failure by many institutions to comply with the law and with best practices in how they handle sexual violence against students—failures which affect nearly every stage of the institutions’ responses to sexual violence.

From: UK Department for International Development and the Rt Hon Justine Greening MP

The Prime Minister will host a major event in July to tackle female genital mutilation (FGM) and early and forced marriage both domestically and internationally.

Both early and forced marriage and FGM are deep rooted cultural practices which violate the rights of girls and women both in this country and overseas.

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Pennsylvania Attorney General
June 23, 2014


HARRISBURG - A review of the Jerry Sandusky investigation  released today by Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane confirmed that the investigation took too long because of crucial missteps and inexplicable delays in bringing a serial child molester to justice. The facts in the report show:

Military Sexual Trauma: Improvements Made, but VA Can Do More to Track and Improve the Consistency of Disability Claim Decisions

GAO-14-477: Published: Jun 9, 2014. Publicly Released: Jun 9, 2014.

What GAO Found

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Published 11 June 2014

The Foreign Secretary William Hague and Special Envoy Angelina Jolie launch Protocol to increase prosecutions for sexual violence in conflict.

The overwhelming majority of perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict are not held to account for the crimes they commit. This has led to a global culture of impunity for warzone rape.

By U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry
June 9, 2014

Leading female campaigners, UNICEF UK and the Foreign Secretary William Hague met today to discuss how to drive forward international action to end the rape and abuse of children in war zones. 

The group – including UNICEF UK Deputy Executive Director Anita Tiessen and human rights barrister Amal Alamuddin – visited the Foreign Office for talks on how to deliver change for children ahead of the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London in June.   They were joined by Professor Geraldine Van Bueren QC and Mumsnet Campaign Manager Rowan Davies. 

UK Foreign & Commonwealth Office
Published 6 June 2014


The UK Foreign Secretary and Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, will co-chair the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict on 10-13 June 2014 at ExCel London.

This is the largest gathering ever brought together on the subject with over 100 NGO’s and international partners taking part alongside 48 Foreign Ministers and over 600 government delegates from 113 countries.

Follow the Summit live

Contact: Holly Kearl, (571) 449-7326


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