WE have been pushing for the Istanbul Convention to be ratified by Parliament since our party began. The time has come to double our efforts as we ask MPs to stand up for women’s rights.
The Third Reading will take place in the House of Commons on Friday 24 February 2017. Let's make sure the bill is passed - a major step towards ratfying the Convention.
In December, our members and supporters lobbied their MPs and 135 showed up and voted in favour of the most significant legal frameworks for tackling violence against women and girls.
Now for one final push!
We need 100 MPs to turn up to move the bill to next stage.
This legislation is needed because on average two women in England and Wales are killed every week by a current or former male partner, and at least one in five women have experienced some form of sexual violence since the age of 16.
The UK government signed a commitment to seeing through the Convention five years ago, but the government has failed to honour its promise. In that time, 582 women have lost their lives to gender-based violence.
WE need your support - act before 24 February