PM: Sexual violence has no place as a weapon of war

David Cameron said sexual violence has "no place as a weapon of war in this world" as a global summit on the issue opened its doors.

The Prime Minister said: "This Government will always seek to protect the most vulnerable in society, both at home and abroad.

Prime Minister David Cameron pictured in Sweden earlier today.
Prime Minister David Cameron pictured in Sweden earlier today. Credit: MAJA SUSLIN / TT/TT News Agency/Press Association Images

"Both in the Modern Slavery Bill and in our campaign against sexual violence in conflict we are protecting victims and punishing perpetrators - with tougher sentences for traffickers and ending impunity for soldiers who commit rape."

"Britain should not and will not tolerate trafficking," he added.

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Hague and Jolie attend sexual violence in war summit

Foreign Secretary William Hague and UN Special Envoy Angelina Jolie are attending the opening of a sexual violence in war summit being held in London.