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:
Programmes for the 3 days:
Beautiful Bows, Bangles and Clips from Nigeria:
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 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.
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.
I also met up with the wonderful Shana Mongwanga from AfricaLives!
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.