Take Action and #ChangeHerstory
On 16 December 2016 Parliament has a historic opportunity to take action on domestic abuse and violence against women and girls.
The Council of Europe Convention on preventing and combating violence against women and domestic violence – the ‘Istanbul Convention’ – is the first international treaty to make domestic violence and VAWG illegal, and protect the rights of survivors. Governments that sign the Istanbul Convention commit to providing survivors of domestic abuse with specialist services – such as local Women’s Aid refuges – and support, so they can live in safety and rebuild their lives.
The UK Government signed the Convention in 2012. But until they ratify it, the Convention remains just a piece of paper. If 100 MPs to attend a historic debate on the Convention on 16 December, we will be one step closer to ratification.
We need you to write to your MP, to ask them to attend this historic debate on 16 December and support the Istanbul Convention Bill:
- You can find out who your MP is here: https://www.theyworkforyou.com
- Download this template letter – feel free to personalise it to let your MP know why action on domestic abuse matters to you!
- Find out more about this important debate here.
Thank you for joining Women’s Aid, and IC Change, to #ChangeHerstory.