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Jean Pascale Labille, International Development Cooperation Minister in Belgium addresses the gathering

Leading humanitarian agencies met in the UK today to endorse a global commitment that will prioritise the protection of girls and women from violence and sexual exploitation in emergency situations.

 

International Development Secretary Justine Greening and Sweden’s International Development Minister Hillevi Engström co-chaired a high-level event in London for governments, UN heads, international NGOs and civil society organisations to agree a fundamental new approach to protecting girls and women in emergency situations, both man-made and natural disasters.

 

Read the news story: www.gov.uk/government/news/greening-girls-and-women-must-...

 

Pictures: Sheena Ariyapala/DFID

 

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Taken on November 13, 2013