Petition Create a Government department for the protection of women and girls
We call on Parliament to set up a new government Department for the Protection of Women and Girls, reporting to a dedicated cabinet Minister. The annual budget should be substantial to reflect the importance of this issue.
Past governments have failed to deal adequately with threats that are specific to women and girls. The resources allocated to dealing with such threats are inadequate. The result is a fundamental failure to protect over 50% of UK citizens. Parliament needs to act now to deal with a deficiency in funding, which is ruining lives.
The defence of the realm must include ensuring that women & girls can live freely and safely in their own country. Like other areas of defence it must be funded properly.
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