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Strategy to tackle violence against women needed now, says Green Party MLA Rachel Woods

MLA’s concerns as femicide rate in NI is one of the highest in Europe

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Lu Na McKinney. Credit: PSNI/PA

Lu Na McKinney. Credit: PSNI/PA

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Emma Jane McParland. Credit: PSNI

Emma Jane McParland. Credit: PSNI

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Green Party MLA Rachel Woods

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Lu Na McKinney. Credit: PSNI/PA

A strategy for dealing with violence against women and girls needs introduced “as a matter of urgency” an MLA has said, after it emerged that Northern Ireland has one of the highest rates of femicide in Europe.

The rate of murders of women as a result of domestic violence in Northern Ireland is higher than in any other part of western Europe, and three times that of England and Wales.


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