Armed Conflicts: Females

28 Oct 2014
Ms Dianne Abbott MP

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps her Department is taking to help end violence against women and girls in conflict zones.

Answered by Justine Greening on 4 November 2014

Ending all forms of violence against women and girls, including in conflict zones, is a key priority for the UK Government. Since 2012, DFID has delivered a six-fold increase in the number of humanitarian
assistance programmes that include prevention or response to violence against women and girls. Many of these programmes are in countries affected by conflict.

I recently reaffirmed the UK’s commitment to protecting women and girls from violence in every humanitarian response at the UN General Assembly.

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