The StepUp! Campaign in 2016
The Step Up! campaign in the UK took a strategic focus to push the UK Government to urgently ratify the Istanbul Convention – focusing firstly on support a successful second reading for Dr Eilidh Whiteford’s Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Private Members’ Bill on 16 December 2016. MPs voted overwhelmingly to support the Bill, which was fantastic.
The final stage of the Bill is taking place on Friday, 24th of February, in the House of Commons.