Early day motion 1955

VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND PREVENTION THROUGH EDUCATION

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Total number of signatures: 40

Bottomley, Peter Brake, Tom Brooke, Annette Burt, Lorely
Campbell, Gregory Caton, Martin Corbyn, Jeremy Creasy, Stella
Crockart, Mike Cunningham, Jim Dodds, Nigel Durkan, Mark
Flynn, Paul George, Andrew Glindon, Mary Godsiff, Roger
Green, Kate Hancock, Mike Hermon, Lady Hopkins, Kelvin
Jackson, Glenda Laing, Eleanor Leech, John Lloyd, Tony
Llwyd, Elfyn Lucas, Caroline McCrea, Dr William McDonnell, Alasdair
Munt, Tessa Osborne, Sandra Pugh, John Rogerson, Dan
Roy, Lindsay Russell, Bob Sanders, Adrian Sheerman, Barry
Simpson, David Swinson, Jo Williams, Mark Williams, Stephen

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 experiences 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.