U.S., U.K. Call On Global Community To Take Action Against Sexual Violence

“Preventing sexual violence in conflict isn’t about politics. It’s about our common humanity, and we all need to be united in action against it. That’s why the United Kingdom and the United States are working together to protect and empower vulnerable populations during conflict, humanitarian emergencies and peacetime,” U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and U.K. Foreign Secretary William Hague write in a “DipNote” blog post. “…It’s time we shift the stigma of shame from survivors of these crimes onto those who actually commit, command and condone them. Together with partners around the world, the United Kingdom and the United States are standing behind survivors as they seek to heal their wounds, gain justice and rebuild their lives and communities…” (2/25).