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Doncaster: Vigil condemns violence against women

Womens Lives Matter campaigners fighting for domestic violence services, photo Iain Dalton

Womens Lives Matter campaigners fighting for domestic violence services, photo Iain Dalton   (Click to enlarge)

Angie Waller, South Yorkshire Socialist Party

I attended the vigil for victims of violence against women in Doncaster. We held a two-minute silence for Sarah Everard, Sabina Nessa, and all the women who have been murdered in lockdown by their violent partners. The vigil was supported by the local National Education Union (NEU).

Women spoke of the lack of safety they feel when out walking alone. One woman carried a safety alarm, constantly looking over her shoulder when out walking her dog.

One young woman said she had to think where she walked. She said it shouldn't have to be like that.

Louise Harrison, from Doncaster Women's Lives Matter, said some women have committed suicide to avoid domestic abuse. The number of murders has been increasing. 70% of women who had been murdered knew the perpetrator.

Louise condemned the 20-a-week cut in Universal Credit. It hits those in low-paid jobs the hardest, and will only make it harder for working-class women to leave abusive relationships.

I spoke from Barnsley Women's Lives Matter about the horrific underfunding of domestic violence services, cut to the bone. We will carry on fighting the cuts to these services, and highlighting that not enough was being done to end the epidemic of violence towards women.

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Related links:

Doncaster:

triangleDoncaster: Vigil for murdered women

triangleDomestic violence murder

triangleBradford NHS workers strike against privatisation

triangleDoncaster NHS pay win shows: strikes can get results!

triangleDoncaster NHS strike to stop terms and conditions attack

Women:

trianglePlymouth: Hundreds attend angry vigil for Bobbi-Anne McLeod

triangleMarching to stop violence against women

triangleBirmingham Socialist Party: How can we fight to end violence against women and sexism?

triangleSouthampton East Socialist Party: How can sexism and violence against women be ended?

Violence against women:

triangleEnd sexism and violence against women

triangleWaltham Forest Socialist Party: How can violence against women be ended?

triangleEast London Socialist Party: End violence against women

Domestic violence:

triangleDomestic Abuse Bill: So much still to fight for

triangleJustice for victims of gender violence

Barnsley:

triangleStop environmental destruction in Barnsley

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