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

IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: NR-223-14
May 01, 2014


Department of Defense Issues New Initiatives to Eliminate Sexual Assault, Updates Prevention Strategy and Releases 2013 Annual Report on Sexual Assault in the Military

Today the Department of Defense issued new initiatives designed to continue its efforts to eliminate sexual assault in the military, directed implementation of an updated sexual assault prevention strategy and released its annual report on sexual assault in the military for fiscal year 2013.

One in five women is sexually assaulted while in college.  Most often, it happens her freshman or sophomore year.  In the great majority of cases, it’s by someone she knows – and also most often, she does not report what happened.  And though fewer, men, too, are victimized.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 24, 2014

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA A PROCLAMATION

Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
March 20, 2014

 

For Immediate Release -- January 22, 2014

MEMORANDUM FOR THE HEADS OF EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENTS AND AGENCIES

SUBJECT:  Establishing a White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault

Statement of Dr. Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director, UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund

Millions of girls around the world are still threatened by genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C), despite a century of efforts to put an end to it. In the 29 countries in Africa and the Middle East where the practice is concentrated, more than 125 million girls and women have been cut. UNFPA projects that a further 86 million young girls worldwide are likely to experience some form of the practice by 2030, if current trends continue.

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