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Global summit aims to speed release of Chibok girls

09 June 2014, 08:37Okoro Chinedu

Lagos - All is set for the historic Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, which is envisaged to devise measures to curb the violations of rights of women in terror-ridden Nigeria.

From Tuesday at the Excel Centre in London, Angelina Jolie, the Special Envoy for the United Nations Commissioner for Refugees, and the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, will co-host the biggest meeting ever held on this subject.

On Tuesday, the Foreign Secretary and Special Envoy will open the Global Summit Fringe, which aims to increase awareness of sexual violence in conflict, and take part in meetings with youth delegates.

On Wednesday, the Foreign Secretary and Special Envoy will attend an event to launch an International Protocol to help strengthen prosecutions for rape in conflict. On Thursday, delegations from over 100 countries will attend the Summit. The Foreign Secretary will chair a ministerial meeting on security in northern Nigeria.

On Friday, the Foreign Secretary, Special Envoy, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon (by video message) and US Secretary of State John Kerry will speak in a closing plenary session.  

As part of the Summit there will be over 140 free events open to the public (10-12 June).

Events and performances include; the Royal Court Theatre presenting the World Premiere of award-winning 'Liberian Girl'; the Jealous Gallery and the European Premiere of Charming Baker's sculptural work Faith's Leap; discussion and debate, including Laura Bates from 'Everyday Sexism' and Danai Gurira from 'The Walking Dead.’

Also an exclusive screening of, ‘In the Land of Blood and Honey’, with the opportunity to hear the Director, Angelina Jolie,  and the Foreign Secretary, discuss the film and how it inspired the initiative that led to the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. There will also be a Silent Cinema, and a Marketplace with products from around the world.

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict aims to deliver a set of practical agreements that bring together all those working to end sexual violence in conflict.

The summit comes on the back of the notorious Boko Haram holding hostage more than 200 schoolgirls it kidnapped in Chibok in April.

– CAJ News


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