London, March 6: Singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling have joined hands to protect children in war zones.
Along with British socialite Jemima Khan and other campaigners, they have signed an open letter to British government.
The letter, sent on behalf of the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef), urges British Foreign Secretary William Hague to press for action when he hosts the Global Summit to End Sexual Violence in Conflict, here in June, reports contactmusic.com.
It reads: “In war zones, sexual violence is as devastating as bullets and bombs… One of the starkest reminders is Syria, where an entire generation is at risk of being lost as a fourth year of conflict and unimaginable atrocities approaches…
“International leaders must seize this opportunity to defend women and to commit to protect children in war zones from rape and sexual abuse. U.K. ministers must do their utmost to ensure that the summit prioritises measures to help children to report sexual crimes and hold their abusers to account.”