Helen Grant
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Helen Grant is the Minister for Sport, Tourism and Equalities.

Before this appointment she served on the Justice Select Committee until 2011 and was appointed to the Conservative social justice policy group in 2006. She joined Iain Duncan Smith’s think tank the Centre for Social Justice for which she has written extensively on family policy.

Helen read law at Hull University and practiced as a family solicitor since qualifying in 1988. She set up Grants Solicitors in 1996 - focusing specifically on the problems of family breakdown.

She is the MP for Maidstone and the Weald and is married with two sons.

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International Women's Day - A Light That Burns Bright

(2) Comments | Posted 6 March 2014 | (23:00)

The light of International Women's Day is burning brighter than ever before. Every year, I am genuinely overwhelmed by the impassioned clamour of celebration in March. And every year, I reflect on the achievements made for and by women in every corner of the globe, and I am left full...

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Families of Missing People Need Our Support

(1) Comments | Posted 24 June 2013 | (12:58)

No-one can prepare for the heartache and confusion when a loved one disappears without a trace. For those fortunate enough, the missing person returns and their lives can start to be rebuilt. But for some, life will never be the same again. A future of uncertainty. Never knowing whether that...

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Criminals Must Pay More for Their Crimes

(0) Comments | Posted 30 May 2013 | (17:31)

It is absolutely right that criminals pay more for their crimes. We all know crime doesn't pay, but we increasingly expect it to pay back. Of course the true cost of crime isn't financial: it's the pain and misery caused to innocent victims and communities. Yet at the moment criminals...

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Victims Have Felt Intimidated and Confused for Too Long

(11) Comments | Posted 8 May 2013 | (00:00)

Too often victims feel intimidated and forgotten, treated as an afterthought by a 'system' that makes their already horrific experience worse. As Victims' Minister my role is to champion the needs of victims and ensure that their voices are heard. One of the ways I am tackling this is by...

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How Do We Stamp Out Profit From Human Misery?

(10) Comments | Posted 25 April 2013 | (00:00)

Human trafficking is a scourge. It does not discriminate and permeates across age, race, sex and gender; it crushes self confidence and destroys lives. Its victims are often some of the most vulnerable members of society, separated from family and friends and with no access to financial help or support,...

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Domestic Abuse Will Only Be Stopped if Every One of Us Refuses to Accept It

(66) Comments | Posted 23 April 2013 | (00:00)

In England and Wales one in four women will be the victim of domestic abuse over the course of their lifetime, and in the last year around 400,000 women were sexually assaulted and 60,000 raped.

Behind each of those horrifying statistics is a woman or child whose life has been...

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Stalking Is a Crime and It's Time to Act

(0) Comments | Posted 18 April 2013 | (16:50)

Today on National Stalking Awareness Day I am reminded of the brave women I met in November last year when I visited the National Stalking Helpline. I was struck by their resilience and humility when they have gone through so much and was grateful that they shared their stories with...

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