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#EndSVCHack - ending sexual violence in conflict

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Rape and sexual violence are used as a weapon of war around the world. It destroys whole communities and ruins the lives of women and men, boys and girls.

Over the last 18 months the political will to tackle these terrible crimes and injustices has dramatically increased. But political condemnations rarely lead to action on the ground. Angelina Jolie, the Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, and the UK Foreign Secretary, William Hague, are hosting a Global Summit this June in London to bring together governments, civil society, media, military and judiciary to turn political will into practical action.

It will be the biggest meeting ever held of its kind.

In addition, the Dutch Embassy in London, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, MakeSense and Chayn will be combining forces to offer a #EndSVCHack hackathon for envisioning and designing technical solutions to combat sexual violence in conflict.

These technical solutions will focus on supporting the four aims of the summit, which are:

• Reporting and Documenting Sexual Violence

• Supporting Survivors

• Promoting Gender Equality

• Improving Collaboration between Organisations and Activists

Ideas will be crowdsourced beforehand and participants may choose from those submitted, or generate their own.


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