Dr Julian Lewis – 2014 Parliamentary Question to the Department for International Development

The below Parliamentary question was asked by Dr Julian Lewis on 2014-06-04.

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, in which countries in receipt of her Department’s funds in each of the last two financial years women are known to have been murdered (a) for apostasy and (b) in honour killings with impunity; and if she will make a statement.

Lynne Featherstone

Given that globally 1 in 3 women will experience violence in her lifetime, preventing violence against girls and women in all its forms is a priority for DFID. While DFID does not collect or hold the information in the form requested, the UK has prioritised addressing violence against women and girls around the world. We are also committed to help 10 million women access justice through the courts, police, and legal assistance by 2015.