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New Zealan­ders are urged to join a global move­ment aimed at end­ing sex­ual vi­o­lence in con­flict zones.

Rep­re­sen­ta­tives from more than 100 gov­ern­ments, the heads of eight UN agencies and nearly a thou­sand ex­perts have met in Lon­don to launch the first in­ter­na­tional pro­to­col on how to doc­u­ment and in­ves­ti­gate sex­ual vi­o­lence in con­flict. The ini­tia­tive is spear-headed by UK For­eign Sec­re­tary Wil­liam Hague and spe­cial en­voy for the UN High Com­mis­sioner for Refugees An­gelina Jolie. New Zealand was rep­re­sented by Jus­tice Min­is­ter Ju­dith Collins.

A global move­ment is un­der way via so­cial me­dia chan­nels. Use the hash­tag #TimeToAct to show your sup­port.

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