I was there, along with fellow ActionAid campaigners, asking protesters to put their foot down for a last push on our petition on violence against women and HIV and AIDS. The great news is that thanks to everyone’s support we have now surpassed our target of 2876 signatories. We have collected a signature for each woman who contracts HIV everyday.
It was wonderful to meet and talk to so many inspiring women and hear their stories. I was disturbed to hear of the abuse suffered by many migrant women in the UK, and shocked to hear of the law that prevents these women from accessing public services. All women have the right to be protected from violence, and here in the UK we must ensure the law respects the rights of everyone.
Many thanks to everyone who has supported the put your foot down campaign, your support has sent a powerful message to the UK government that it is time to take action on violence against women.