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Susan Dalgety

Susan Dalgety
@DalgetySusan

Nov 25
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🧵Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. 30 years ago Edinburgh District Council Women's Committee, led by fierce feminist Margaret McGregor, established the groundbreaking Zero Tolerance campaign #IDEVAW2022

I was a very junior member of that committee and am proud to have been part of a Labour group that broke down the barriers around violence against women and girls, and led the way for the rest of Scotland. #IDEVAW2022
The @Edinburgh Evening News was the council's partner in this campaign, and helped get the message out of the City Chambers and into people's homes. Here's a very good report by @Cardiff University on the campaign and its impact orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/1427… #IDEVAW2022
30 years on, and violence against women and girls remains a global challenge. We must be ever vigilant. Only this week, @Reem Alsalem UNSR Violence Against Women and Girls warned that @Scottish Government plans for self ID could put women and girls at risk of male violence twitter.com/UNSRVAW/status…
My letter to the UK Government concerning the #GenderRecognitionReformBill of #Scotland currently before the Scottish parliament is now public and can be accessed here: bit.ly/3tUpKCd. .
Women with power, like @Nicola Sturgeon @Shona Robison MSP owe it to their sisters, young and old, to do all that they can to eliminate violence against women and girls. No woman or girl should be put at risk of male violence. Ever. #IDEVAW2022
Susan Dalgety

Susan Dalgety

@DalgetySusan
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