Vera Baird DBE KC

Writer, Lecturer, Parliamentary Consultant and Co-Director of Astraea: Gender Justice

Vera to Chair new Labour Commission

At the invitation of Shadow Home Secretary Yvette Cooper, Vera is Chair of the Labour Commission on Women\’s Safety.

It will investigate whether Coalition cuts and policy changes are starting to endanger women\’s safety. With cuts to street lighting and public transport, unstaffed trains, women\’s violence services under pressure, legal aid cuts and damaging proposals such as halving sentences for rape guilty pleas, there is a concern that this boys\’ public school-run Government has neither cultural affinity understanding of women\’s isues. Are women being put into danger?

The Commission will be going nationwide to find out what is happening in your area, starting on December 19th and gathering evidence until International Women\’s Day in March when it will produce an interim report and determine the way forward.

Please send your experiences and evidence through the Commission website.