Harriet Harman

Labour Member of Parliament for Camberwell & Peckham

ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS

Since 1997, we have made tackling violence against women a priority. We have toughened the law, increased sentences and made police, courts and criminal justice system deal with violence against women in a more sensitive and effective way.

This work has resulted in progress. Over the last ten years, incidents of domestic violence have gone down by 58% and the number of men convicted for rape has increased by 46%. But we know that there is still a long way to go especially in light of recent cases involving rape.

Violence against women is unacceptable and often has a devastating effect on children and we will continue to do all we can to tackle it. On Wednesday 6th April I was joined by Mrs Mills, the President of Ghana's wife, when I visited the Home Office's "End Viloence Against Women" bus in Lewisham.

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