Violence slammed

BELPER’S Euro MP has slammed violence against women.

East Midlands Conservative MEP Emma McClarkin, whose constituency includes Belper, has welcomed an EU report on Women’s Rights and Gender Equality.

The report asks EU member states to consider implementing policies to combat violence against women. It aims to raise awareness of the prevalence of violence, including domestic abuse, rape, honour killings and stalking.

McClarkin said: “It’s shocking that in this day and age there is still violence against women in the EU. I hope this report brings greater attention to this unacceptable violence and the needless suffering it causes.”