Theresa May in Birmingham in bid to tackle extremism

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Theresa May, the Home Secretary, is in Birmingham today to highlight work being done to counter extremism.

One organisation the Home Secretary visited was Odara which calls for women to engage with other women in conversation and companionship. This allows issues to be discussed which include grooming, mental health, domestic violence and extremism.

May said:

“I am proud to be in Birmingham today to support organisations like Odara who work tirelessly to stand up against the extremists who seek to divide us.

Their work is vital because tackling extremism is not something that Government can do alone, which is why we are building a stronger Britain together.

We must work in partnership with local people and communities to challenge those who spread hatred and intolerance. Together we can defeat extremism”.