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MEP Anderson supports ratification of EU Convention on domestic violence.

21 November, 2012 - by Martina Anderson MEP

Sinn Féin MEP, Martina Anderson has signed a declaration calling on the EU to ratify the Council of Europe’s convention on domestic violence.

Martina Anderson said: 

“I find it unbelievable that while the combatting and preventing violence against women and domestic violence, Convention of the Council of Europe was adopted eighteen months ago that to date only Turkey has ratified it. 

“This is an unacceptable situation given that thousands of women die every year across Europe as a result of domestic violence. 

The fact is that domestic violence knows no boundaries – geographical or social class – it is therefore, incumbent on all of us and on every government and institution to do all that we can to ensure that this Convention is ratified by all member States and implemented without further delay.” CRÍOCH 

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