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Last night Twickenham Labour Party met to discuss violence against women with Sharon Hodgson M.P.

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To  packed meeting the MP discussed women's position in society, in particular discussing violence against women, intimidation and sexual harassment.
The Twickenham Labour Party Womens Group invited both men and women to attend and debate the nature of violence and abuse, and how it needs to be addressed.

Some facts:
1.3 million women experienced violence this year.
2 women are killed every week in domestic violence situations in the UK
Funding for refuges and domestic violence services have been cut by a third since 2012.
52% of women in a recent survey had experienced sexual harassment at work- 80%  had not reported it.
26% of women aged 16-24 had been stalked online.
 
Sharon made clear:
Labour would make a commissioner for  DV
Labour would make  a National Refuge Fund.

At the end of the meeting, Twickenham Labour Party's Women's Officer, Cathy Driscoll, thanked people for coming and encouraged members to go out and call out misogyny and abuse. 'In the end, this is about the way we treat each other and the respect we show  for each other,' she said. 'In our homes, our workplaces, our politics and our communities. We can lead the way.'

Sharon Hodgson gives her support to the Twickenham Local Election Campaign May 2018

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