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British foreign secretary calls for end to rape in war

Feb 26, 2014, 1:21 AM EST
British Foreign Secretary William Hague speaks after receiving the HIllary Rodham Clinton Award for Advancing Women in Peace and Security at Georgetown University February 25, 2014 in Washington, D.C.
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British Foreign Secretary William Hague has called for an end to rape as a weapon of war. Speaking in Washington, where he received an award from Hillary Clinton for promoting women's rights, Mr Hague said the issue "should shame all men." These acts be removed "from the world's arsenal of cruelty", he added. He announced that a global summit in London in June would ask 140 nations to write action against sexual violence into military training and doctrine.
William Hague calls for end to rape as weapon of war [BBC]