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WMWomensAid Day 14: Currently 60,000 girls under 15 are at risk of FGM in the UK. It is child abuse and it is illegal. https://t.co/DQX0qAc64c
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WMWomensAid Day 13: Two women a week are killed by their partners or ex-partner. We need to take action, if you are concerned a… https://t.co/dOcHiZC158
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WMWomensAid Day 12: At WMWA we can provide support to women who are currently or have previously experienced domestic abuse thr… https://t.co/5HFtlSIBIq
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WMWomensAid Day 11: Find out your legal rights. You have the right to be protected under the law. #HumanRights #16DaysofActionhttps://t.co/sTa7WckVRX
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West Mercia Women's Aid has welcomed the announcement that the legal definitions of domestic abuse will be broadened to include non-violent abuse, and will also apply to young people under the age of 18. The new guidelines come into effect in March 2013, and it is hoped that they will help raise awareness of domestic abuse, and also help ensure that more prosecutions are brought forward as a result.