Armed Conflict: Sexual Offences

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 28th March 2017.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many armed forces personnel currently deployed as part of UN missions have received training as part of the Preventing Sexual Violence in Conflict initiative.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The UK currently has around 400 Service personnel deployed to UN Missions around the world. All have received training on International Humanitarian Law, which absolutely prohibits sexual violence. Many have also received specific instruction on the prevention of and response to conflict-related sexual violence, depending on the requirements of their deployment.

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