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Sunday, 30 November 2014

Conservative women are celebrating work and achievements of women and supporting their local campaigns to address Violence Against Women #VAW. ‘Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan said:
The government is absolutely committed to ending violence against women and girls. We know that there is more to be done and we are determined to relentlessly drive a culture change to support victims and survivors.’
British embassies and High Commissions are taking part in the #16days of activism against gender violence. A number of measures the government is taking as part of this global campaign. Staff in the departments across the globe wore orange. 
The Home Secretary Theresa May MP also launched the Government Modern Slavery Strategy, the Modern Slavery Bill is currently going through Parliament. The government announced a £10 million fund to support women’s refuges in 100 areas across England. The Home Secretary, Theresa May MP, said:
 'Domestic violence is an appalling crime and the Government is doing everything it can do stamp it out. New Domestic Violence Protection Orders can now be used by police to protect victims, and there is legislation banning forced marriage. I am immensely proud of UK leadership on these issues and I want to thank Mary for making an excellent contribution to strengthening our efforts in London and beyond.'

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