“We must do better”

British MP reads list of 120 murdered women during House of Commons speech

Labour MP Jess Phillips in the British House of Commons, March 8, 2016. (YouTube)

U.K. Labour MP Jess Phillips marked International Women’s Day by reading the names of 120 women who have been killed by men over the past year. During a speech in Britain’s House of Commons, Phillips said that in 2015, “a woman was murdered in the U.K. every three days. Women murdered by men that they should have been able to trust … We wish to give voice to honor the women who died.” She then proceeded to recite the names of 120 murder victims, who range in age from 13 to 95. After reading the list, Phillips noted that these women were of diverse backgrounds, and that their killers “were not feckless drunks. They were respected fathers, eminent bankers, city lawyers.” She concluded: “Violence against women has no one face. We must do better … We must not let them die in vain. We owe that much to them. We owe them much more than what they got.”

Read the full story at The Guardian.

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