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UK home secretary outlines steps to tackle violence against females

UK Residence Secretary Priti Patel mentioned she was publishing a brand new technique to sort out violence towards ladies and ladies, which incorporates reviewing choices to restrict the usage of non-disclosure agreements in circumstances of sexual harassment in larger schooling.

A brand new on-line software known as StreetSafe shall be launched shortly which is able to allow individuals to anonymously pinpoint areas the place they really feel unsafe and say why, Patel wrote in a bit printed in The Occasions on Wednesday.

The ministry of justice will fee a 24/7 rape and sexual assault helpline, she wrote within the newspaper.

“The primary-ever high cop for violence towards ladies and ladies will report back to the Nationwide Policing Board, which I chair. They would be the level of contact for each police pressure to share finest apply and monitor progress in tackling these crimes”, Patel mentioned, outlining her plans in The Occasions.

There will even be a “Security of Ladies at Evening” fund, and more cash for specialist assist companies, together with helplines to sort out points akin to revenge porn and stalking, Patel mentioned in her article.

“And the vile, barbaric apply of ‘virginity testing’ goes to be criminalised,” she wrote, including that this 12 months she is going to provide you with a particular technique aimed toward tackling home abuse. A authorities report this month mentioned that between March 2019 and March 2020, 1.6 million ladies in England and Wales skilled home violence.

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