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PCC supports UN promise for International Women's Day


BCFM International Women's Day

Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Mountstevens will outline her commitments to end violence against women as part of International Women’s Day on Friday, March 8.

In her role as Commissioner Sue Mountstevens has pledged to tackle violence against women and children and will be speaking about her plans on Bristol's community radio station BCFM between 8 - 9am on Friday, March 8.

This year’s United Nation's (UN) theme for International Women’s Day is: “A promise is a promise: Time for action to end violence against women," a pledge close to Sue Mountstevens heart.

Sue Mountstevens said: "Women and girls across the world continue to suffer from high-levels of domestic, rape, sexual violence and female genital mutilation and I believe it's time for action.

"Here in Avon and Somerset I have met a number of fantastic organisations who offer support and valuable services for women. Just like them and many other people I meet, I want to see improvements. I want to see awareness of these issues increase and more women having the confidence to come forward and report their abuse to the police.

"In the next few weeks I will publish my plan to tackle violence against women and children. I believe that by working with support and voluntary organisations and having a holistic approach change and improvements for women suffering abuse are possible.

"It will be a privilege to be part of a show dedicated to International Women's Day not only to highlight the unequal suffering of women but also their success."

The One Love Breakfast show on BCFM will go out live on BCFM and radio Ujima to celebrate International Women's day.

Shivani Fox, BCFM project coordinator said: "It's great to raise the profile of International Women's Day and to celebrate the creative and inspiring women of Bristol and across the globe. We look forward to honouring their struggles and celebrating their successes.”

You can tune in from 7am on 93.2fm or listen to BCFM online at www.bcfm.org.uk.

Posted on Thursday 7th March 2013
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