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Colosseum lit up on International Women's Day

Friday, Mar 08, 2013 - 00:50

March 8 - Words calling for an end to violence against women in conflict are projected onto the Colosseum in Rome to mark International Women's Day. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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(ROUGH CUT ONLY - NO REPORTER NARRATION) Words calling for an end to sexual violence against women in conflict were projected onto Rome's landmark Colosseum on Friday (March 8) as part of an event marking International Women's Day. The joint initiative between Rome's council and the British Embassy was aimed at creating an awareness to bring the cause to the attention of G8 foreign ministers. "This campaign launched by our Foreign Secretary William Hague as a central part of the G8 Foreign Ministers agenda, is hoping to focus the world on this awful phenomenon of the deliberate use of sexual violence in conflicts around the world and the G8 foreign ministers meeting in April in London will have this at the centre of their agenda," Britain's ambassador to Italy, Christopher Prentice said. International Women's Day on March 8 is a date celebrated each year around the world. The Colosseum, a 2,000-year-old arena where gladiators fought bloody battles for the entertainment of crowds, has become one of the major symbols of the city, but is also being used more often as a symbol against violence and the death penalty.

Colosseum lit up on International Women's Day

Friday, Mar 08, 2013 - 00:50

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