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UK: "National Threat" Status for Violence Against Women Claimed

  • Demonstrators reject violence against women in London on March 15, 2021.

    Demonstrators reject violence against women in London on March 15, 2021. | Photo: Twitter/ @SistersUncut

Published 17 March 2021 (4 hours 17 minutes ago)
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"One hundred and nineteen women have been killed this year by men, but in the new Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Courts Bill, the sentences that are proposed for attacking statues are a lot worse than for attacking women," the activist explained. 
 

U.K. feminists movements demanded on Wednesday that violence against women be considered a "national threat" just as terrorism, child abuse, or cyberattacks. This, amid widespread protests over the killing of 33-year-old Sarah Everard by a policeman.

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"We will be asking for violence against women to be recognized for what it is: a national threat," Women’s Equality Party co-founder Catherine Mayer said on Tuesday.

"One hundred and nineteen women have been killed this year by men, but in the new Police, Crime, Sentencing, and Courts Bill, the sentences that are proposed for attacking statues are a lot worse than for attacking women," the activist explained.

Moreover, the feminist movement denounced that more than 56,000 people are abused every year in England and Wales, while in London, convictions for sex offenders have dropped by 25 percent compared to 2015. 

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