A debate on the role of men in preventing violence against women will be held on Thursday 4 February 2016 at 13.30 in Westminster Hall. The members in charge of the debate are Gavin Newlands, Jess Phillips and Andrew PercyJump to full report >>
The Government has described the costs of domestic violence as “immense". It has said that "the estimated cost of domestic violence to employers is some £3.1 billion. The total cost is an estimated £23 billion when all the various factors are taken into account, including the human and emotional suffering and the subsequent suffering of children".
According to figures from the Crime Survey for England and Wales, 6.1% of adults aged 16-59 were a victim of domestic abuse in 2014/15.
Tackling domestic violence is a “key priority” for the Government and an updated Violence Against Women and Girls strategy is due to be published shortly.
Campaigning groups have said that men can play a part in preventing violence against women in a number of ways including:
Commons Debate packs CDP-2016-0034
Author: Daniel Rogers
Topic: Crimes of violence
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