Angelina Jolie Chairs The Global Summit To End Sexual Violence

Angelina Jolie

The Global Summit to End Sexual violence is an important event, which is being chaired by the Foreign Secretary William Hague and Angelina Jolie, the Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

Sexual violence in conflict not only destroys lives but also damages communities. The Summit is expected to create irreversible momentum against sexual violence in conflict and practical action that impacts those on the ground.

Five Nobel peace laureates will be leading a delegation of almost 90 activists – including sexual violence survivors, grassroots women’s leaders from conflict countries and actor Danai Gurira (“Walking Dead”)—attending the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in London from June 10-13.

The Sumit is also expected to welcome over 100 countries and over 900 experts, NGOs, international organisation and survivor that share the commitment to end sexual violence n conflict.

The delegation is organised by the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict, the first and only global network of civil society organizations working to end sexual violence.  This 700-member strong network brings together legal, medical and protection experts, as well as service providers and advocates.

 “We applaud the UK’s leadership in bringing governments together to build stronger political will for ending sexual violence,” says Jody Williams, Nobel peace laureates and co-chair of the International Campaign to Stop Rape & Gender Violence in Conflict.  “This is a turning point in our decades-long struggle as civil society to stop rape and other forms of sexual violence—and to address the urgent needs of survivors and communities directly affected by sexual violence in conflict.”

Williams will be accompanied to the Summit by her sister Nobel peace laureates Leymah Gbowee (Liberia), Tawakkol Karman (Yemen), Shirin Ebadi (Iran) and Rigoberta Menchu Tum (Guatemala).