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Women In Afghanistan

EDM number 112 in 2013-14, proposed by Timothy Farron on 16/05/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Afghanistan, Equality, Human rights and Sex discrimination.

That this House notes with concern that despite steady improvement in the rights of Afghan women since the severe repression of the 1990s, women in Afghanistan are once again in danger; raises concerns about information indicating that women are being marginalised in the peace process, ignored in the security transition and that they continue to be subject to violence in the home and attacks against the defenders of women's rights; commends the efforts by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development to ensure the Afghan government upholds its commitments on women's rights, including through implementation of the Elimination of Violence Against Women law, which is a central commitment under the Tokyo Mutual Accountability Framework; praises the campaign being led by Amnesty International UK to highlight the plight of women in Afghanistan; and calls on the Government to keep the pressure on the Afghan administration to put women first.

This motion has been signed by a total of 35 MPs.

Tim Farron16/05/2013Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratProposed
Jim Shannon20/05/2013StrangfordDUPSeconded
Mark Durkan20/05/2013FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Jim Dobbin20/05/2013Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
Alan Meale20/05/2013MansfieldLabourSeconded
David Crausby21/05/2013Bolton North EastLabourSeconded
Margaret Ritchie21/05/2013South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Adrian Sanders21/05/2013TorbayLiberal DemocratSigned
Lady Hermon21/05/2013North DownIndependentSigned
Gregory Campbell21/05/2013East LondonderryDUPSigned
Martin Caton21/05/2013GowerLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins03/06/2013Luton NorthLabourSigned
Albert Owen03/06/2013Ynys MLabourSigned
Michael Crockart03/06/2013Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Murphy04/06/2013TorfaenLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell04/06/2013Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
David Ward04/06/2013Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim McGovern10/06/2013Dundee WestLabourSigned
John Leech11/06/2013Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Rosie Cooper13/06/2013West LancashireLabourSigned
Mark Williams17/06/2013CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Naomi Long19/06/2013Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Robert Smith27/06/2013West Aberdeenshire and KincardineLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Dodds03/07/2013Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Sheila Gilmore15/10/2013Edinburgh EastLabourSigned
Andrew George29/10/2013St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Tracey Crouch06/11/2013Chatham and AylesfordConservativeSigned
Jim Dowd07/11/2013Lewisham West and PengeLabourSigned
Gerald Kaufman18/11/2013Manchester, GortonLabourSigned
Frank Dobson19/11/2013Holborn and St PancrasLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas19/11/2013Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Ian Paisley Jnr25/11/2013North AntrimDUPSigned
Angus Robertson08/01/2014MorayScottish National PartySigned
Eilidh Whiteford08/01/2014Banff and BuchanScottish National PartySigned
Nick Brown21/01/2014Newcastle upon Tyne EastLabourSigned

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