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Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 20228, tabled on 17 June 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps her Department is taking to help protect women and girls from the use of rape and sexual violence in conflict.

Answered on

27 June 2022

The UK is a global leader on action to tackle conflict-related sexual violence, committing £50m since the launch of the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative in 2012. This includes providing £2.7m to the Global Survivors Fund since it was established in 2019. In November 2021, the Foreign Secretary announced that she is determined to strengthen the global response to conflict-related sexual violence and build a new consensus to prevent these atrocities. We will host a conference in November to secure commitments from partners and drive coordinated action on this issue.