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Annie Lennox and Corinne Bailey Rae Urge Government to Fight Violence Against Women

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Kate Nash, Stella McCartney, Samantha Morton and Dame Vivienne Westwood have also lent their support for this women campaign.

Stars including , and have written an open letter to U.K. government officials in a bid to end violence towards women. , and Dame Vivienne Westwood have also lent their support to the ActionAid UK campaign, which aims to stop female abuse.

The group is urging the government to make the issue a "foreign policy priority" following the appointment of a new minister to tackle global violence against women and girls. The letter states, "Violence affects one in three women globally and is a leading cause of death and disability among women of all ages.

"The U.K. has taken an important first step with the introduction of a new ministerial post to lead on global violence against women and girls... However, this post needs to become a permanent fixture of the U.K. Government with adequate resources to make a real difference for women."

"We, the under-signed, support ActionAid UK's campaign to make ending violence against women a foreign policy priority. All of the political parties have said they are serious about tackling violence against women internationally but words must be backed up with action."

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