Angelina Jolie Joins Hague At G8 In London
The G8 group of leading countries has pledged to end sexual violence and rape in conflict in an historic announcement.
William Hague confirmed the agreement at a meeting of the G8 foreign ministers at Lancaster House in London.
Mr Hague likened the crimes to the slave trade, saying rape in war zones is "one of the greatest and most persistent injustices in the world".
He added: "It is almost one of the most neglected."
The agreement will result in money pledged to fight the crimes.
Britain is providing £10m from the budgets of the Foreign Office and Department for International Development.
The pledge will make up part of the £23m package pledged by the G8 nations at the London meeting.
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