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Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative
This week the Foreign Secretary William outlined deployments for the UK team of experts working on preventing sexual violence in conflict situations. The Foreign Secretary said: “We are determined to help shatter the culture of impunity for wartime rape, and to rally the world to do more to help survivors.” The team will be deployed to Syria, Libya, South Sudan, Easter Democratic Republic of the Congo and to Bosnia-Herzegovina this year.
Foreign Office Minister Alistair Burt condemned the multiple arrests of journalists in Iran. He said: “These targeted arrests are part of a deliberate attempt by the Iranian authorities to clamp down on freedom of speech and independent voices in the country.”