Migrant women deliberately left out of UK abuse bill, say campaigners

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Domestic abuse campaigners and victims have accused the government of not valuing the lives of migrant women in forthcoming legislation on the issue.They are urging the government to make “life-saving” changes to the domestic abuse bill, which will be debated for its final stage in parliament on Monday.

A spokesperson for the Home Office called the bill “a game-changing piece of legislation that will transform how we deal with this horrific crime”, adding that the government had announced £76m to support victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence and modern slavery.

Source: The Guardian

Writer: Alexandra Topping

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