Glasgow summit to discuss violence against women

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A summit to discuss violence against women is set to be held in Glasgow.

The event, which marks International Women's Day and coincides with Commonwealth Day, will be hosted by Glasgow's Lord Provost Sadie Docherty.

Among those attending will be First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and former first minister and Unicef UK Vice President Lord McConnell.

The event will include workshops on tackling domestic violence, and the rights of the child in schools.

A round-table discussion, chaired by Lord McConnell, will also cover female genital mutilation (FGM) and child and early forced marriage (CEFM).

Organisations taking part include Unicef, Glasgow Women's Aid and Saheliya, a charity that supports the mental health and well-being of black and minority ethnic (BME) women across the city.

The Commonwealth flag will be flown from the Chambers to mark the occasion.

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