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ESVC Summit

ESVC yp picThe End Sexual Violence in Conflict Summit was held at ExCel London, 10 – 13 June 2014 and was co-chaired by Foreign Secretary William Hague and Angelina Jolie.

NAWO held a panel event which addressed gender equality as the root of all gender-based violence – from sexual harassment on a bus to sexual violence in conflict. The panel was chaired by the Minister for Women, Rt. Hon. Nicky Morgan MP; with Jane Kiragu (speech), Marai Larasi (speech), Eleanor Lisney and Elizabeth Gordon (speeches) all providing powerful speeches on this topic. You can find their biographies here.

NAWO Chair Annette Lawson wrote to William Hague congratulating him on the success of the Summit; click to read Annette’s letter and the reply.

You can also read the powerful speech delivered at the Closing Plenary Session by Lieutenant General David Morrison, AO Chief of the Australian Army.