Saturday 19th June is UN International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict.
This week Anthony held a backbench debate on the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative. The UK has shown great leadership in focusing on Gender-Based Violence.
But we must do more. The resurgence of multilateralism offers us the chance to create a new organisation that:
- brings perpetrators of sexual violence in conflict to justice
- supports survivors
- document evidence
'It is not just the absence of conflict that denotes peace but the presence of justice.'
Rape as a weapon of war can become a thing of the past. The UK should play its part.