Written statement to Parliament

Call to end violence against women and girls: strategic narrative

This speech was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The Government’s ambition is nothing less than ending all forms of violence against women and girls.

The Government’s ambition is nothing less than ending all forms of violence against women and girls. This is a key priority for us and today, on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against women, we have set out our guiding principles for this over the coming spending review period.

This includes a commitment to provide more than £28 million for specialist services for victims of domestic and sexual violence over the next four years. We will take a cross-departmental integrated approach to ending violence against women and girls by tackling its root causes and dealing fully with its effects.

For the first time we have also included the work that we do at an international level to promote women’s rights globally and reduce the impact of conflict on women and girls. We will publish the detail of the supporting actions in the spring.

The Call to End Violence Against Women and Girls strategic narrative is available on the Home Office website at http://www.homeoffice.gov.uk/vawg
and a copy will be placed in the House Library.

Date: Thu Nov 25 10:09:01 GMT 2010