Sarah Champion MP reacts to Istanbul Convention Bill

Friday, February 24th, 2017 @ 5:14PM

Reacting to todayÔÇÖs third reading of the Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence┬áBill, Sarah Champion MP said:

ÔÇ£The Istanbul Convention ensures that we offer gold-standard support for victims and severe repercussions for perpetrators.

 Ratifying it would make a huge difference to the lives of tens of thousands of women in the UK and show that the UK takes domestic violence extremely seriously.

┬áThe Government need to stop delaying and ratify the Convention as a matter of urgency.ÔÇØ

ENDS

Notes to Editors:

  • The third reading of the Bill, led by Dr Eilidh Whiteford of the SNP, passed today in the House of Commons
  • For full information on ICChange, the campaign to ratify the Istanbul Convention, please visit: http://icchange.co.uk/about/
  • For more information, please call Victoria Finan on 020 7219 5942

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