Time to Act Against Sexual Violence in Conflict

The British embassy in Rome and the capital's administration are holding a press conference titled “Time to Act Against Sexual Violence in Conflict” on Capitol Hill on the morning of Friday 22 March.

The 11.00 meeting – which will be attended by British ambassador Christopher Prentice, Rome's mayor Gianni Alemanno, and partners of the Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative (PSVI) in Italy – will present the 10 recommendations for G8 foreign ministers against sexual violence in conflicts.

The press conference is followed at 11.30 with a flash mob, choreographed by the Istituto Addestramento Lavoratori dello Spettacolo (IALS), in Piazza del Campidoglio.

The PSVI campaign is a key priority for Britain during its current presidency of the G8, and the PSVI recommendations are being brought to the attention of the G8 foreign ministers at their upcoming meeting in London, scheduled for 10-11 April.

On 8 March, International Women's Day, the Colosseum was illuminated with images from the PSVI campaign, in a collaborative act between the British embassy and Rome.