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Child Marriage In Ethiopia

EDM number 1105 in 2010-12, proposed by Mike Hancock on 30/11/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Africa.

That this House welcomes the Government's clear position against female genital mutilation and forced marriage; notes that there is not much information in the UK about child marriage; congratulates Miss Alemtsahye Gebrekidan, a former child wife in Ethiopia, for forming the Campaign Against Child Marriage in Ethiopia, which works both to raise awareness of the lasting psychological and social impacts of child marriage, and to support former child wives; further notes the latest UN population report which indicates that the population of Ethiopia is currently 74 million of which 30 per cent. or 22 million are under 15 years; believes that child marriage robs countless Ethiopian children of their childhood and opportunities for education; applauds the Ethiopian government for its efforts in reducing poverty especially among women; and now calls on the Government to work with the Ethiopian authorities and community support groups to tackle child marriage if Ethiopia is to meet UN Millennium Development Goals.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs.

Mike Hancock30/11/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratProposed
Bob Russell30/11/2010ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Andrew George30/11/2010St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley30/11/2010Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
John Leech01/12/2010Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Lorely Burt01/12/2010SolihullLiberal DemocratSeconded
David Simpson01/12/2010Upper BannDUPSigned
Gregory Campbell01/12/2010East LondonderryDUPSigned
Martin Caton01/12/2010GowerLabourSigned
Jim Shannon02/12/2010StrangfordDUPSigned
Jim Dobbin02/12/2010Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Alan Meale03/12/2010MansfieldLabourSigned
Annette Brooke03/12/2010Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn06/12/2010Newport WestLabourSigned
Marsha Singh07/12/2010Bradford WestLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn07/12/2010Islington NorthLabourSigned
David Crausby07/12/2010Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell08/12/2010Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds09/12/2010Belfast NorthDUPSigned
John McDonnell09/12/2010Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell09/12/2010Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Michael Connarty09/12/2010Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
John Hemming13/12/2010Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Katy Clark13/12/2010North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Cathy Jamieson16/12/2010Kilmarnock and LoudounLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas16/12/2010Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
John Pugh20/12/2010SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Malcolm Bruce21/12/2010GordonLiberal DemocratSigned
David Amess21/12/2010Southend WestConservativeSigned
William McCrea10/01/2011South AntrimDUPSigned
Julian Huppert10/01/2011CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony Cunningham10/01/2011WorkingtonLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd12/01/2011Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Naomi Long12/01/2011Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Mike Wood18/01/2011Batley and SpenLabourSigned
Mike Weatherley24/01/2011HoveConservativeSigned
Jennifer Willott10/02/2011Cardiff CentralLiberal DemocratSigned
Eilidh Whiteford17/02/2011Banff and BuchanScottish National PartySigned

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