ActionAid’s Women’s Right’s Campaign Manager Sarah Carson, commenting on today’s Parliamentary vote in in support of Eilidh Whiteford MP’s ‘Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill’, said:
“MPs have sent a clear message that it is time for action on the critical issue of ending violence against women and girls.
“Implementing the Istanbul Convention would be a vital step towards ending violence against women and girls in the UK. It would also signal that efforts to tackle violence must be stepped up around the world. ActionAid is delighted the Government supported Eilidh Whiteford’s Bill and we now call on Ministers to come forward with a plan to ratify this ground-breaking Convention as soon as possible.”