On the 8th June 2012 the UK Government promised to get serious about ending violence against women.
That promise as with so many made by the Tory Government has not come to fruition. They have now had some nine years to implement their commitment to tackle seriously the level of violence against women in the UK, and the misery and deaths it brings to victims and their family and friends.
Every week an average of 2 women are killed by a partner or ex-partner in the UK. In England and Wales at least 233 women are raped every day and 31% have experienced domestic abuse since the age of 16.
Campaigners say that the Tory Government promised through new legislation to:
They are demanding the UK Government keeps this promise through introducing the Istanbul Convention (IC) on Violence Against Women into UK law.
It is about making changes that have impact. It will make violence against women and domestic violence the priorities they should be. Some of the many groundbreaking changes in the IC law are:
The IC offers much more.
You can sign the petition by clicking on pic above.