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Soroptimists take part in Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict

A Kenilworth Soroptimist member joined with Soroptimists from Great Britain & Ireland  and  SI Europe when they attended the Global Summit at the Excel Centre London.

Soroptimists were taking part in the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, the largest ever gathering brought together to address this key issue. It is a high-profile event and world leaders were joined by global celebrities, such as Angelina Jolie, helping to generate worldwide news coverage. But Soroptimist action and advocacy to help women and girls during and after conflict is nothing new and will continue after the media spotlight moves on.

Foreign Secretary William Hague and Angelina Jolie opened the event which was also attended by Stella McCartney.

William Hague promised  there would be “Tougher sentences for traffickers” and that there would be an ending to  impunity for soldiers who commit rape. He also announced that the UK would pledge a further £6 million to support survivors of Sexual Violence in Conflict