Press release

UN Security Council Debate: Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict

Foreign Secretary William Hague will chair the United Nations Security Council Debate on the Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict on 24 June 2013.

Rape and other forms of sexual violence in conflict are appallingly common – affecting mostly women and girls, but also men and boys. The Prevention of Sexual Violence in Conflict Debate will look at accountability for crimes of sexual violence on the national level and how the United Nations can better support countries in holding perpetrators to account.

The debate will be available to watch live on-line at webtv.un.org. For live tweets and developments on the debate follow #ukpres or #timetoact on Twitter.

Further Information:

Read more about the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative

More information on the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative at our tumblr

Read the G8 Declaration on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict

Find out more about the UK’s work to support women and girls around the world

Follow on Twitter @FCOhumanrights or follow the hashtags #timetoact, #sexuaviolence and #conflict

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