September 27, 2022
Dillon welcomes police action plan to tackle violence against women and girls

Sinn Féin MLA Linda Dillon has welcomed the launch of a new police action plan to tackle violence against women and girls.

Speaking after attending the launch in Belfast today, the Mid Ulster MLA called for an Executive to be formed now to progress a government strategy on protecting women and girls.

Linda Dillon said:

“I welcome the launch of the PSNI’s action plan to tackle violence against women and girls.

“Women and girls should never feel unsafe at home, in the workplace or anywhere. As a society, we must work together to demand and deliver change.

“In the last Assembly, parties worked together to deliver progressive legislation giving the police more powers to protect women and girls.

“These new laws have already been effective in holding those responsible for horrible crimes to account and ensuring women and girls have access to justice.

“That is the benefit of having local laws that can make a difference and ensure women and girls, and victims of gender-based violence are protected in law.  

“More must be done. There is cross-party support for strategies from the Executive Office and the departments of Health and Justice to tackle violence against women and girls, and domestic and sexual abuse.

“We need the Executive up and running now, so that parties can work together, to implement these strategies on tackling violence against women and girls. That must be a priority.”

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

This Government is like the last guest at a party who has worn out their welcome but still won't go.

Be very clear: The day is coming when they will have to face the verdict of the people.

So when a General Election is called, vote for hope, vote for change and vote this failed…

This was the time to call a general election, but the government didn’t have the guts to call one.

We need change like never before. We need a new government that will put workers, families, and community first.

It’s time for new people with new ideas.  It’s time for change.

Sinn Féin MLA Linda Dillon has welcomed a commitment from the finance minister to review the issuing of baby loss certificates to parents who suffer baby loss prior to 24 weeks.


‘Recognition of a Palestinian state will happen’. Welcome words from @MichealMartinTD but falls short of a firm declaration.
There may be no Palestine left to recognise unless Ireland & international community act decisively and immediately. No more delays.
#Gaza #CeasefireNow

Load More