[Svrilist] SVRI Update: Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

Sexual Violence Research Initiative svri at mrc.ac.za
Thu Jun 12 14:58:56 SAST 2014


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Dear SVRI List Members

This SVRI Update contains information on the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict<https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/sexual-violence-in-conflict>, co-chaired by The Foreign Secretary and Angelina Jolie, Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, 10 - 13 June 2014, London UK. The SVRI is represented at the Summit.

Today's SVRI Update includes the following:
[Summaries directly taken or adapted from source]

I. Website
II. Press Releases
III. Social media
IV. Online publications


I. Website

Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict<https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/sexual-violence-in-conflict>: This is the largest gathering ever brought together on the subject, with a view to creating irreversible momentum against sexual violence in conflict and practical action that impacts those on the ground. Find the last day of Fringe events<http://esvcsummit.com/publicprogramme> open to the public online.

II. Press Releases

[cid:image004.jpg at 01CF864E.D16E6DC0]Faith leaders first port of call for rape survivors, Tearfund, 12 June 2014<http://www.tearfund.org/en/media/press_releases/faith_leaders_first_port_of_call_for_rape_survivors/>: Leaders from different faiths shared stories at the Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict summit today, at a debate chaired by UK Financial Secretary to the Treasury and Minister for Women the Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP. The event was hosted by the We will Speak Out coalition, which is a faith based group of organisations in more than 25 countries working to end sexual violence globally.

Turning the tide on sexual violence in conflict, new UN guidance on reparations launched, UN Women, 12 June 2014<:%20http:/www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2014/6/new-un-guidance-on-reparations-launched#sthash.MTLxbqM2.dpuf>: At the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict being held in London, U.K., UN Women today launched along with OHCHR the UN Secretary-General's Guidance Note on Reparations for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, a blueprint for promoting gender-sensitive approaches to the design and delivery of reparations for victims of conflict-related sexual violence.

UK pledges more support for victims of sexual violence in war, UK Government, 10 June 2014<https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-pledges-more-support-for-victims-of-sexual-violence-in-war>: Britain will provide new assistance to help victims of sexual violence in developing countries rebuild their lives through a new commitment from the Department for International Development.

III. Social media

Live from the Global Summit<http://live.esvcsummit.com/>: The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has created this page for up to date developments from London via webcasts, blogs and tweets.

Official Global Summit Twitter accounts to follow: @end_svc  @WilliamJHague  @foreignoffice

Hashtag to follow and Tweet: #TimeToAct

#TimeToAct Hangout: End Sexual Violence in Conflict<http://www.rappler.com/technology/social-media/60219-google-hangouts-time-to-act-end-sexual-violence?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rappler%2Ftechnology+(Rappler%3A+Technology)>. How can we help end rape as a tool of war? Watch Rappler's online discussion with the Philippine delegation at the Global Summit on June 13, at 6:30 am London time.

IV. Online publications and video clips

Preventing violence against women and girls in conflict. Hossain M, Zimmerman C and Watts C. The Lancet, ePub, 2014<http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(14)60964-8/fulltext>: As the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict takes place in London, UK, on June 10-13, 2014, the international community faces a propitious moment to address the horrors of sexual violence in conflict and other forms of gender-based violence.

Global Summit: No more talking - it's time to take action on programmes in emergencies for survivors of sexual violence, Care Insights, 2 June 2014<http://insights.careinternational.org.uk/development-blog/conflict/global-summit-time-to-act-on-programmes-in-emergencies-for-survivors-of-sexual-violence>: For many of us, there's a feeling we've been here before. Hands have been banged on desks, tears have been shed, and survivors of sexual violence have spoken out. Meetings have been held, pledges and commitments have been made, communiqués and guidelines have been issued.

Youth delegates at the Global Summit<https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IKhYKkbh63g>: Tuesday, 10 June was Youth Day at the Summit. This clip shows experiences by youth of the Summit.

Don't believe the thumbnail, this video is the stuff of nightmares<https://www.gov.uk/government/news/animation-launched-for-summit-to-end-sexual-violence-in-conflict>: This animation was commissioned by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and released a week before the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict takes place in London.


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