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UK announces PSVI Survivor Champion role to end sexual violence in conflict
Today on the UN International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has announced the creation of its first PSVI Survivor Champion role as part of its Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative (PSVI).
The PSVI Survivor Champion will support the work of the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict to support and champion all survivors of sexual violence in conflict, including children born of rape.
The role will put survivors at the centre of UK efforts to prevent and respond to conflict-related sexual violence, regularly engaging with survivors and their networks, advocating for holistic care for all survivors and for an end to the stigma they face from their families, communities and wider societies.
Lord (Tariq) Ahmad of Wimbledon said in his capacity as the Prime Minister’s Special Representative on Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict:
Putting survivors at the heart of the UK’s Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative is vital to honouring all survivors of this horrific crime. The PSVI Survivor Champion will ensure that the needs and concerns of survivors are central to our policy and programming on this issue. Now is the #TimeForJustice.
On the 18 – 20 November 2019, the UK Government will host theTime For Justice: Putting Survivors First international conference in London. Convening governments, international agencies, civil society and survivors, the international conference will seek to strengthen justice for survivors and hold perpetrators to account.
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