Together we can end sexual violence in conflict. It is #TimeToAct
Rape and sexual violence are used as weapons of war in conflicts around the world. Too often we hear that these are inevitable crimes or that somehow they are less important. But these are not inevitable or unstoppable consequence of conflict. The impact of these crimes can continue for generations. By acting together we can end the use of sexual violence in conflict, hold perpetrators to account and restore dignity to survivors. It is #TimeToAct.
This page is published by the UK Government, as part of the international campaign against sexual violence in conflict. Follow this page to find out more about how the UK and the international community are taking action.
The Foreign Secretary and Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, co-chaired the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict on 10-13 June 2014 at the ExCel London. It was the largest gathering ever brought together on this subject, with a view to creating irreversible momentum against sexual violence in conflict and practical action that impacts those on the ground.
In June 2015, the Rt Hon Baroness Anelay of St Johns DBE was appointed as the UK Prime Minister's Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict (PMSR).
You can find out more about the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI) here: