Sarah Champion MP and Seema Malhotra MP host the first Girls Safety Summit in Rotherham

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Sarah Champion, Member of Parliament for Rotherham, held her first Girls Safety Summit this week with local students, asking if young women feel safe in modern society. Sarah welcomed the Shadow Minister for Preventing Violence against Women and Girls, Seema Malhotra MP, to Rotherham. Together they went to Thomas Rotherham College to hear the views of a group of sixth formers on the safety of girls and young women. In the confidential meeting, the students were able to share their experiences in a safe environment with their peers.

Nationally, almost one in three 16-18 year old girls has experienced groping or other unwanted sexual touching at school, and 1 in 10 women in the UK has experienced non-consensual sex since the age of 13. Close to 90% of parents want SRE (Sexual and Relationship Education) to be compulsory, including tackling the dangers of pornography.

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