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Friday, January 11 2019 - 23:12
AsiaNet
Justice for Lai Dai Han to Host UK Parliamentary Event on Ending Sexual Violence in Conflict
LONDON, January 11, 2019, /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/--

    
      -Former UK foreign secretaries Jack Straw and Lord William Hague, 2018 
Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad, and members of the Lai Dai Han community 
to address an event in the British Houses of Parliament-

    Jack Straw, former UK foreign secretary and international ambassador for 
Justice for Lai Dai Han (JLDH), will chair an event on ending sexual violence 
in conflict in the British Houses of Parliament on 16th January.

    JLDH represents the 'Lai Dai Han', the thousands of dual heritage 
Korean-Vietnamese children born during the Vietnam War.

    The event will bring together campaigners for the prevention of sexual 
violence and parliamentarians into a discussion on what steps need to be taken 
to end it for good.
Members of the Lai Dai Han community will address parliamentarians on the 
social stigma faced by survivors of sexual violence and how to provide justice 
for victims.

    Other speakers include: Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, UK Secretary of State for
International Development and Minister for Women and Equalities; Lord Ahmad of 
Wimbledon, the UK Prime Minister's Special Representative on Preventing Sexual 
Violence in Conflict and Minister of State for the Commonwealth and the United 
Nations; Lord William Hague, former UK foreign secretary and co-founder of the 
Preventing Sexual Violence Initiative; and Nadia Murad, Nobel Peace Prize 
Winner 2018. The event is sponsored by Wayne David MP, the Chair of the UK 
All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) for Vietnam.

    Jack Straw said:
    "The Vietnamese victims of sexual violence and their children, the Lai Dai 
Han deserve recognition and an opportunity for closure. 
    "We must demonstrate to the world the importance of following through on 
commitments to end sexual violence in conflict for good." 

    To read Jack Straw's remarks in full, please visit: 
http://www.laidaihanjustice.org/press-releases

    ABOUT THE LAI DAI HAN 
Justice for Lai Dai Han gives a voice to the victims and their children and 
campaigns for South Korea to recognise and investigate the allegations of 
widespread rape and sexual violence.

    Justice for Lai Dai Han works with policy makers, writers and artists to 
ensure this injustice is finally recognised, alongside fundraising efforts on 
behalf of the Lai Dai Han and their families.

    Our work seeks to raise public awareness, to allow political and community 
leaders to connect with the victims of sexual violence to understand their 
suffering first hand, and to create public art as a permanent reminder of the 
plight of the Lai Dai Han.

    http://www.laidaihanjustice.org

Source: Justice for Lai Dai Han (JLDH)