- Tuesday 10 - Friday 13 June, 2014
- Global Summit
The CGD team together with 3 POLIS students attended the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, which took place 10-13 June 2014 in London ExCeL exhibition centre (for official archives of the event, see here). The CGD delegation’s trip was generously sponsored by the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) Leeds office.
The Summit was co-hosted by Angelina Jolie, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and William Hague, the Foreign Secretary. While world and religious leaders were discussing the Declaration of Commitment to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, the CGD team spent days listening to different talks, presentations and discussions at the event’s vibrant fringes scene. Our impressions from the event can be found in the blog posts below.
The event received a lot of media attention, and you can read several different reactions to it following these links:
How do we end sexual violence in conflict? By Guardian
The fallout of rape as a weapon of war, Overseas Development Institute (ODI) paper
Not all messages about rape were welcome at Hague and Jolie’s sexual violence summit, by The Conversation