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Fiona calls for an end to violence against women

Slough MP Fiona Mactaggart took a stand against violence against women and called on men in Slough to stand up against violence against women.

Fiona said, “The horror of domestic abuse, rape, sexual exploitation and trafficking is still a reality for thousands of women across the UK. Women, especially young women are groomed by vile gangs for the purpose of sexual exploitation.  I have raised this issue in the House of Commons and I work closely with voluntary and community groups to help to protect girls from this kind of violence and exploitation.  I have also raised it locally with the Chief Executive of Slough Children’s Trust asking her to ensure that girls in Local Authority care are better protected from predators.  “

Fiona is supporting 16 Days of Action against Gender Violence running from 25th of November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women to 10th December, International Human Rights Day. She said “Those days symbolically link violence against women to human rights, to emphasise that it is a human rights abuse to commit violence against women.”