Labour appoints Seema Malhotra to tackle violence against women
Feltham and Heston MP's brief will include battling sexual violence, female genital mutilation, forced marriage and prostitution
Ed Miliband has appointed Seema Malhotra to be the party's first shadow minister tasked with tackling violence against women and girls.
Malhotra's role will also involve working on Labour's women's safety commission, which will draw up laws to be implemented if Miliband wins the next election.
The Feltham and Heston MP said there was a shocking level of violence against women both in Britain and abroad, and too little was being done to help victims.
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