Thursday, March 08, 2012

International Women's Day - an inappropriate contribution

David Cameron (of all people) is using International Women's Day to claim that his Government gives a high priority to ending violence against women and girls (http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/blackberry/p.html?id=1327807).



Which is odd - because the evidence is that the Government's austerity programme is doing considerable damage to vital services (http://www.trustforlondon.org.uk/publications-research/gender/professor-sylvia-walby-reports-on-the-impact-of-cuts-on-violence-against-women-services-2.html).



Thirty-one percent of the funding to the domestic violence and sexual abuse sector from local authorities was cut between 2010/11 to 2011/12, a reduction from £7.8 million to £5.4 million.



The hypocrisy of this Government is so brazen it isn't even shocking any more.

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