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Angelina Jolie and William Hague to open largest ever summit on rape in war

Published on Jun 10, 2014 3:08 PM
 
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie (left) and British Foreign Minister William Hague (right) pay their respects at Srebrenica-Potocari Genocide Memorial cemetery, near Srebrenica, on March 28, 2014. Jolie and Hague will on Tuesday open a four-day summit on ending sexual violence in conflict, the biggest meeting ever held on the subject. -- PHOTO: AFP

LONDON (AFP) - Co-hosts Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague will on Tuesday open a four-day summit on ending sexual violence in conflict, the biggest meeting ever held on the subject.

Senior officials from over 100 countries, including US Secretary of State John Kerry, will join over 900 experts, NGOs, survivors and religious leaders at London's Excel Centre.

Writing in London's Evening Standard newspaper, Kerry said delegates would work to "relegate sexual violence to the annals of history".

"Sexual violence plagues every country," he wrote. "Acts of sexual violence demean our collective humanity.

 
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