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EVAW Bulletin, September 2014
EVAW launches Women’s Safety Manifesto
As the last Party Conferences before the General Election in May 2015 kick off, the End Violence Against Women Coalition publishes its Women's Safety Manifesto calling for all Parties to pledge to:
* Introduce a new law to ensure that survivors of rape, domestic violence, child sexual abuse, forced marriage, female genital mutilation and other abuse have access to women's support services no matter where they live, or how long ago the violence took place
* Make Sex and Relationships Education (SRE) compulsory in all schools to teach young people about sexual consent, the harms of pornography and gender equality, as part of a broader programme of work in schools and the whole community to prevent violence against women and girls
* Tackle harmful media images consistently so that regulation of adverts, television, music videos, films and newspaper images uses harm-based criteria and reflects public concerns
* Protect marginalised women, in particular women in prostitution and refugee women
* Introduce a new law requiring national and local authorities to draw up plans to end and prevent violence against women and girls so they can be held accountable on this.
Join us at Labour Women's conference on Saturday 20 September in Manchester where we have a stall and will be speaking on the VAWG workshop alongside VAWG Minister Seema Malhotra MP. Listen to EVAW Director Holly Dustin discuss Labour’s policies on VAWG going forward with Seema shortly after her appointment on Woman’s Hour in August.
Come to our joint event with the Conservative Women’s Organisation at Conservative Party conference in Birmingham on Monday 29 September where we will be speaking on a panel with Clare Perry MP.
In other news...
We are delighted to be supported by the Harli Tree exhibition of stunning art and photography on 22 November in London. Tickets are £10 and Professor Liz Kelly will be speaking alongside a Harli Tree representative and 20% of the proceeds will be donated to EVAW's work campaigning for a safer world for women and girls.
Please support our campaigning for a safer world for women and girls by making a donation. Every penny helps so many thanks!
We are very grateful for the support of all our supporters and funders, including Comic Relief, Esmée Fairbairn, Sigrid Rausing, Rosa, JMG, Trust for London and Amnesty International UK.
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