Read Vera’s piece in the Huffington Post here.
Read Vera’s article for LabourList.org here
Everyone I have spoken to, locally, about violence against women admires the Angelou Centre, which is just moving to bigger premises in Newcastle’s West End.
continue reading Vera visits Newcastle’s Angelou Centre
Read the Shields Gazette report of Vera’s visit to South Tyneside to learn at first hand how the council is working with its partners to tackle crime.
Read the Sunderland Echo report of Vera’s visit to Sunderland charity Wearside Women in Need.
Vera Baird QC, Labour’s candidate for Northumbria Police & Crime Commissioner has signed up to support Victim Support’s five basic rights for victims of crime and pledged to secure improvements in the way victims are treated by the local criminal justice system if elected in November’s elections.
Vera Baird, Labour’s candidate for Police & Crime Commissioner for Northumbria has today (Tuesday 17 July 2012) pledged to bring in a new approach to tackling domestic violence against women and girls. Read her press release here.
continue reading Tackling domestic violence against women and girls
Vera has been chosen by local Labour Party voters as their candidate for Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner. She gained 1921 votes versus 635 for her opponent. Vera said ‘I am delighted with this result and very grateful to the party members who voted for me, and to the volunteers who worked so tirelessly on my behalf. I count on your support as I continue to work full time to secure the public vote on November 15th – thank you’. Read more on Vera’s Police Commissioner Campaign page.
Vera is standing for Northumbria’s Police and Crime Commissioner. Read more on Vera’s Police Commissioner Campaign page.
Everywoman Safe Everywhere, Labour’s Commission on Women’s Safety is a consultation established in November 2011 in response to concerns that, not only were government policies disproportionately impacting upon women economically, but may be risking their safety too. Yvette Cooper asked Vera Baird, former Solicitor General with a strong record working to reduce violence against women, to chair this new Women’s Safety Commission assisted by Kate Green and Stella Creasy.
In the last three months the Commission has held 14 evidence gathering sessions in different towns and cities; has engaged with more than 100 organisations and experts, and received upwards
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