An Oldham Labour MP has outlined her commitment to eradicating violence against women and girls by marking 16 days of activism with a talk.

Debbie Abrahams, the Labour MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, said she is backing the UN-led campaign which stages a series of events to call for global action to prevent and eliminate violence against women and girls.

In a post online, she invited her constituents to hear from special guests during a remote meeting on zoom tonight (Friday, December 9) at 6pm to discuss how the problem can be tackled.

Attendees can expect to hear from Maram Shibah, the head of public relations and lead project coordinator at SAM Organisation for Rights and Liberties, who is also the president of the self-defence society, as well as Diana Nammi, executive director of the Iranian and Judish Women's Rights Organisation and Hayley Harewood, founder of Keep Our Girls Safe Oldham.

Keep Our Girls Safe Oldham is a registered charity that works with children and young people to educate them about unhealthy relationships and child sexual exploitation (CSE).

Ms Abarahams said: "We look forward to you joining us and international activists, experts, local campaigners and people across Oldham and Saddleworth at our virtual zoom meeting to discuss what we can continue to do to tackle violence against women and girls."