EDM | Violence Against Women And Prevention Through Education

Posted on: 27th June 2011

Andrew George MP has signed EDM number 1955 in 2010-11, proposed by Jo Swinson on 21/06/2011.

The Motion reads,

That this House is concerned that a YouGov poll for the End Violence Against Women Coalition (EVAWC) found that close to one in three girls in UK schools experience unwanted sexual touching and that 71 per cent. of young people regularly witness sexual harassment towards girls in UK schools; believes that schools and other educational institutions have a critical role in changing attitudes towards violence against women and girls and ensuring girls are safe; recognises that every young person should receive information about equal, healthy and respectful relationships at school; and supports EVAWC’s calls for the Department for Education to ensure that every school tackles violence against women and girls as a priority.