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 due to be deployed to South Sudan 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

All UK Service personnel deploying to the UN mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), numbering up to 400, will receive specific instruction on the prevention of and response to conflict-related sexual violence as part of their pre-deployment training.

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