World Leaders To Convene To End Sexual Violence At Global Summit

News outlets report on this week’s upcoming Global Summit to End Sexual Violence In Conflict, which will take place in London from June 10-13.

The Guardian: Rape summit in London sparks charge of ‘hypocrisy’
“The [U.K.] government has been accused of hypocrisy for hosting this week’s Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict in London, while failing victims of rape on its own doorstep…” (McVeigh, 6/7).

Reuters: World leaders face pressure to act against sexual violence at U.K. summit
“The kidnapping of 200 Nigerian girls and several recent horrific murders of women is expected to raise pressure on the world community to take concrete action to punish those responsible for sexual violence at a global summit in London this week. Invited by Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie and British Foreign Secretary William Hague, government ministers, military and judicial leaders, and aid workers from about 150 nations will join the first Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict…” (Goldsmith, 6/9).