Fiona O’Donnell – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Department for International Development

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Fiona O’Donnell on 2014-04-02.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what her objectives are for the summit on violence against women and girls in humanitarian emergencies.

Justine Greening

Last November I convened a Call to Action in relation to keeping women and girls safe in humanitarian emergencies. The event brought together both UN agencies and donors, and has already resulted in improved approaches in the Philippines and Syria. I pledged £21.6 million further funding to ensure this work delivered tangible outcomes for women and girls including £4 million to ensure survivors of sexual violence receive comprehensive support services. The US will host a follow-up event in September and this summer the Foreign Secretary will host a summit on his Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict Initiative, which aims to tackle the culture of impunity for sexual violence committed in conflict.