Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict Areas in Images

The Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict took place last 10th to the 13th of June. The special Envoy was fronted by the Foreign Secretary William Hague and Angelina Jolie who succeeded in bringing together 1,700 delegates and 129 country delegations and 79 Ministers.

 

I also managed to go down to the event at the  ExCel Centre London;  take a look below at some of the beautifully inspiring images and performances I managed to capture:

 

Esvic

Exhibition Hall

Programmes for the 3 days:

Programmes

Programmes

 

Beautiful Bows, Bangles and Clips from Nigeria:

Bows, Bangles and Clips

Bows, Bangles and Clips

 

The Girl Be Heard stand asked passers by to write on a blue card why they thought girls should be heard. It was really interesting to read so many  different thoughts.

Girl Be heard

Girl Be heard

Girl Be heard  is a charity organisation that provide a safe space for girls ages 12-21 to write and perform their own work.  Girl Be Heard  attended the ESVIC summit to raise awareness through their show stopping stomp performance which highlighted the issues of  Rape, Death and trauma in the DR Congo.

Brilliant stomp performance

Brilliant stomp performance

Renowned Congolese doctor and founder of the PANZI hospital Denis Mukwege, attended the summit for a question and answer session entitled “An audience with Dr Mukwegeo”. For more on Mukwegeo visit our article here.

Panzi Hospital Foundation USA

Panzi Hospital Foundation USA

 

I also met up with the wonderful Shana Mongwanga from AfricaLives!

Africa Lives with Shana

Africa Lives with Shana

 

 

 

 

DRC hand

 

 

Spread the word

Spread the word

 

So there you have a it, a collection of positive images for you to  engage with.  I hope by seeing these pictures that you have been  inspired to become part of the movement, and raise awareness about the dreadful goings on not only in the DR Congo however also in other Countries in Conflict areas too.

To find out more about the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict Areas visit the Gov.uk page here.

 

 

 

 

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