30 JUN 2019

Council of Europe: The Istanbul Convention on violence against women

This report tried to lift the silence around the shroud of silence surrounding violence to women. I gave a speech in this debate pointing out how the UK had suffered the murder of Jo Cox MP and how it was tackling upskirting.  I also pointed out what the Domestic Abuse Bill was trying to achieve.  I said I believed we were nearing ratification of the Istanbul Convention and how I was pleased to see the courts convict for female genital mutilation.

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