The British Minister of State for Crime Prevention, the Rt Hon Lynne Featherstone MP will meet senior government officials, women activists and civil society organisations during her three day visit to the country and discuss UK/India cooperation on this vital issue.
The minister will also travel to Madhya Pradesh where she will meet community groups, civil society members and the government to understand progress and challenges in the field of women and girls’ human rights. The minister will also visit Gauravi - India’s first one stop crisis centre for women and girls – and see initiatives on safe cities.
Arriving in India, the minister said:
I look forward to visiting India for the second time to see what progress has been made in the last four years in tackling the important issue of violence against women and girls. Every day in every country women experience fear, or the aftermath of horrific crimes against them. These are real women; women and girls as victims at the sharp end of the statistics. This is a global problem.
As well as our commitment to tackling violence against women and girls in the UK, we are committed to innovative work internationally to tackle this global problem.
Lynne Featherstone was appointed as the Minister of State for Crime Prevention at the Home Office on November 4, 2014. Previously, she was the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development. She is the Liberal Democrat MP for Hornsey and Wood Green.
the minister is responsible for drugs strategy; forensic science; volume, acquisitive and business crime (including burglary, motor vehicle crime, retail crime, cash vehicles in transit, wildlife/rural crime, metal theft); crime statistics; crime strategy; antisocial behaviour; public health; alcohol (including Licensing Act and powers of police and local authorities) and alcohol strategy, violent crime; violent offender orders; homelessness; community activism; youth crime and youth violence; domestic violence, including forced marriage, honour-based killing and FGM; sexual violence, sex offenders, child sex offenders review, prostitution, violence against women and girls, sexualisation of young people, women’s safety and fear of crime; missing persons; hate crime; child sexual exploitation, including sexual violence against children and vulnerable people and the British Transport Police reform
For more information please contact:
Stuart Adam, Head
Press and Communications
British High Commission,
Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
Tel: 44192100; Fax: 24192411
Mail to: A-Atroley
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