John Leech is taking action against violence towards women and girls


John Leech has joined forces with names from around the world including Billie Piper and Benedict Cumberbatch to 'draw a line' against violence towards women and girls.

Pledging his support, the former Manchester MP and equal rights campaigner said: "Women's rights are still unfinished business and until that changes, it's everyone's issue, so you have to join this campaign now.”

1 in 4 women in the UK, and up to 70% in some parts of the world, have experienced sexual or physical violence. In recent months we have seen global outrage at the scale of this issue. But violence is not inevitable.

The United Nations' campaign to end violence against women and girls, from 25th November to 10th December, is part of the UN Women's global initiative to 'Orange the World'

The group works to change the lives of survivors and preventing future violence all over the world. They campaign at the highest level, alongside governments to implement laws that will protect women, but also locally, in villages, towns and cities, to change behaviour and empower people of all genders to take a stand.

Pledging his support, equal rights campaigner John Leech said:

"I 'draw a line' and pledge to do everything I can to help end violence against women and girls.

"Together we can change the way the world works for women and girls, and together we can end the abhorrent abuse they suffer on a daily basis - once and for all.

"Women's rights are still unfinished business and until that changes, it's everyone's issue, so you have to join this campaign now.”


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