1. The Foreign Office has released a powerful video highlighting its ongoing campaign to end sexual violence during periods of conflict.
2. The 16-year-old narrator of the clip, entitled “Don’t believe the thumbnail, this video is the stuff of nightmares”, calls for those responsible to be brought to justice and says it is time to let governments know “enough is enough”.
3. The animation, produced with creative agency Don’t Panic, has been released a week before the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict takes place in London.
The three-day summit is being held in the ExCel Centre and chaired by Foreign Secretary William Hague and Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina Jolie.
4. A social media campaign has also been launched calling for global action, with embassies around the world posting #TimeToAct pictures on Twitter.
5. Next week’s summit is the largest-ever gathering on the subject of sexual violence in conflict, with over 145 governments and NGOs taking part.
6. The event will focus on agreeing action to remove impunity for the perpetrators of crimes of sexual violence during periods of conflict.
7. It will also try to develop international coordination and provide support for survivors.
8. From Tuesday morning there will be 84 hours of action around the world highlighting the campaign, including illuminating iconic landmarks.
23. The British high commissioner and defence minister in Sierra Leone recently took part in a 10-mile march against rape and sexual violence. The first lady and the vice president were also involved.
24. As well as the main summit, a fringe event is also taking place at the ExCel Centre from Tuesday.
25. The events are all free. Here is the full programme.
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