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Follow-up on Domestic violence, forced marriage and “honour” based violence

18 March 2011

Follow-up on Domestic violence, forced marriage and “honour” based violence
Tuesday 22 March 2011 at 12.15pm
Committee Room 18

Purpose of session:

In 2007-08 the previous Home Affairs Committee’s published a detailed report on domestic violence, forced marriage and “honour” based violence. It undertook a brief follow-up inquiry in 2009-10.

The purpose of the session is to follow-up once again on progress made to address the Committee’s recommendations, particularly in the light of the Government’s recently published Violence against Women and Girls Strategy and Action Plan and concerns about the impact of spending cuts on the sector.

Witnesses:

At 12.15 p.m.
• Nicola Harwin, Women’s Aid
• Nicola Sharp, Refuge

At 12.45 p.m.
• Jasvinder Sanghera, Karma Nirvana

At 1.15 p.m.
• Lynne Featherstone MP, Minister for Equalities

Committee Chair, Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP, said:

“We will assess how the Government’s new action plan on Violence Against Women and Girls will ensure continued progress towards meeting the Committee’s recommendations, particularly in the light of new information that reveals 60% of refuge services and 72% of outreach services have no funding agreed from 1st April 2011.”

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