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UK Acts To Stop Sexual Violence In Conflict


The British Embassy in Kyrgyzstan launched poster competition on preventing sexual violence


Published on 22 April 2014



by Foreign & Commonwealth Office

(WireNews)

London, England

On April 17, 2014, the British Embassy held a press-briefing at the Institute of Public Policy (IPP) to launch a poster competition as a part of the “End Sexual Violence in Conflict” initiative.

The UK’s Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) was launched by UK Foreign Secretary William Hague with the Special Envoy of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina Jolie, in May 2012. The Initiative aims to end the culture of impunity for sexual violence in conflict and to increase the number of perpetrators brought to justice both internationally and nationally.

The press-briefing at IPP launched a competition for citizens of Kyrgyzstan aged 15 years or over to design a poster conveying one of the key messages of the campaign. The designers of the best posters will be awarded with valuable prizes and their works will be displayed during the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, which will take place in London in June, 2014. Upon completion of the contest there will be a nomadic exhibition at several universities of Kyrgyzstan.

The participants of the event included UK Ambassador Judith Farnworth, press officers of the Ministry of Youth, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the Ombudsman’s Office and NGOs, as well as experts in the sphere of sexual and gender-based violence. Aleksei Vysogorov, head of the art platform, Design.kg, told the audience about the rules of the poster contest.


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Posted 2014-04-22 10:32:00