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Home Affairs Committee announces inquiry into Violence Against Women and Girls

The Commons Home Affairs Select Committee has announced an inquiry following the tragic death of Sarah Everard and the raising of safety concerns by women across the country.

The Committee will be conducting an overarching inquiry into Violence Against Women and Girls, focusing first on low rape conviction levels. Further details will follow next week.

The Committee recognises the importance and breadth of issues relating to violence against women and girls. The effects of violence against women and girls are profound, complex and traumatising. The Committee intends to undertake a wider inquiry in this area and there will be further opportunities for anyone to provide their views, reflections or experiences. Full terms of reference for this inquiry will be published in due course.

The Committee will also be conducting a separate short inquiry into the policing of vigils over the weekend of 13 and 14 March with its first evidence session on Wednesday, 24 March.

For more details of both inquiries, click here.

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