6th June 2014
As part of a major international campaign to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office is lighting up Exeter Cathedral on Monday 9 June at 10pm with the words #TIMETOACT.
The UK is leading the way to raise awareness and end impunity for sexual violence in conflict in countries around the world. Between 10-13 June the Foreign Secretary, William Hague, and the Special Envoy for the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Angelina Jolie, will host the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. The Summit will be the largest international event ever held on the issue of sexual violence in conflict and will bring together governments, NGOs, the UN and the public.
The Very Rev'd Dr Jonathan Draper, Dean of Exeter, said:
'''We are pleased to be involved and support the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict. The Cathedral, which is one of Exeter's iconic buildings, will be showing support by projecting an image onto its walls on the eve of the summit.
We hear daily on the news of the use of sexual violence in wars and civil conflicts around the globe; often we feel powerless to help. By highlighting this summit, we can add our voice to the clamour for this to end."