Campaigners threaten to withdraw support for domestic violence bill

Campaigners for a law to protect women from violence and domestic abuse are threatening to withdraw their support unless the Welsh Government makes changes to the bill. Wales Violence Against Women Action (WVAWA) wants the bill to include provision for a specially trained teacher in every school in Wales to deal with issues such as sexual violence and forced marriage.

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The Welsh Government says the bill aims to end all forms of domestic abuse

 

It comes on the day that ministers meet to discuss the legislation and consider recommendations. The new law will put an obligation on councils and health boards to have strategies for ending gender-based violence.

Read More: http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2015-02-23/campaigners-threaten-to-withdraw-support-for-domestic-violence-bill/

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