Ending Violence Against Women in Wales
Proposed by The Welsh Young Liberals
- The murder of Sarah Everard by a serving Police Officer who was able to abuse his power to detain her unlawfully.
- That another 79 women have been killed in acts of violence or in suspicious circumstances since Sarah Everard’s murder.
- That sexual violence, sexual harassment, and domestic abuse remain endemic in our society.
- The impact of extreme misogynistic groups online.
- That the justice system is failing many victims of domestic abuse and sexual violence.
- Everyone, regardless of identity, has the right to live a life free from fear and violence.
- Disclosures of abuse must be made easier and always taken seriously by authorities who offer a trauma-informed response.
- An intersectional approach is imperative to provide high level care and support to the most vulnerable victims of gender-based violence.
Conference calls on Welsh Government to:
- Establish a Commission to look at ways of preventing men’s violence against women and girls in all its forms to report within one year.
- Secure long-term funding for specialist services for victims of violence, including BAME and LGBT+ services.
- Ensure that the duty on public services to ‘Ask and Act’ is used and embedded across our communities.
Conference calls on UK Government to:
- Make misogyny a hate crime.
- Introduce mandatory training for police and those involved in the justice system in understanding the impact of trauma on victims.
- Improve access to independent legal support for victims, including those with no recourse to public funds.
Proposed by 20 Party Members
In Conference Regrets:
- Insert a new item 6 “The increasingly toxic working environment in which many women find themselves trapped”
In conference Believes:
- Insert a new item C and renumber subsequent items “C. That political parties should lead by example.”
Insert at end a new section with 5 actions:
- “Conference calls for
- The Welsh Lib Dems appoint a member as a White Ribbon Ambassador.
- The ambassador, working though the Membership Development committee, undertake the relevant actions to enable the Welsh Liberal Democrats to become a White Ribbon Supporter Organisation.
- Welsh members on the Federal People Development Committee to raise the issue with a view to encouraging the Federal Party to become a White Ribbon Accredited Organisation.
- Welsh Lib Dem councillors, in councils that have not already done so, to bring forward motions to request their council to seek White Ribbon Accredited Organisation Status.
- Individual members to raise the profile of the White Ribbon in their other activities”