Istanbul Convention: my speech

Today I spoke in favour of ratifying the Istanbul Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence. 


Ratifying the convention will commit the UK to ensuring survivors of domestic violence can have access to specialist support services and refuges, monitoring data about gender-based violence and having age appropriate education at schools about domestic abuse.

In my speech, I talked about my work with the perpetrators of domestic violence, and the importance of the Istanbul treaty to continued support. You can watch my speech below. 

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