Law proposed to hit bullies

Martyn Day is backing introduction of the Instanbul Convention
Martyn Day is backing introduction of the Instanbul Convention

Martyn Day has pledged to support an upcoming Private Member’s Bill which would require the UK Government to legally commit to providing a better framework for addressing violence against women and girls.

The Linlithgow and East Falkirk MP is backing the Istanbul Convention law bid.

This legislation requires the UK to take measures to prevent violence against women, protect women experiencing violence, and prosecute perpetrators.

Mr Day said: “I want to end violence against women and girls in the UK and I therefore support the Istanbul Convention becoming UK law. I urge other MPs to do the same.”

Jenn Selby, a campaigner and survivor says: “When I think of all the brave women I’ve met on my way through the system, I wonder how many of them made it. The current legal framework did more to see our perpetrators walk free than to keep us alive.”