You’ve only gone and made it happen! That’s right, thanks to all your hard work and support, the Istanbul Convention bill has passed the House of Commons.
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We are all ecstatic!
After a ‘lively’ debate, which demonstrated the dedication, reserve and passion of some MPs, well those that stood up after 11.15am, the Istanbul Convention bill which will help move us closer to ratification, passed with 138 votes.
The bill will now move to the House of Lords, where we will continue to monitor its progress and keep you updated.
This has been a long road, and we still have a way to go – but we couldn’t have got here without your help and support. We’ve mobilised MPs from across the political spectrum and got the Istanbul Convention back on the agenda.
This week, Theresa May promised that, “We are fully committed to ratifying it”, and with your continued support, IC Change will hold her to that promise so please keep sharing the petition.
But for now, take some time to celebrate. This hard-fought win is down to you. This law is about women’s lives and today we took a step closer to ending the violence that shatters so many lives.
It’s taken a lot of hard work and dedication from volunteers across the UK to get to this stage. To help us reach the next stage and to celebrate all we’ve done so far, please consider voting for us for the 2017 Care2 UK Impact Award.
The winners receive £1000 which will help us keep campaigning for women to live free from violence – and free from the fear of violence.
Please vote and share here: http://www.care2services.com/2017-uk-impact-award
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