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Gender Equality

EDM number 858 in 2014-15, proposed by Valerie Vaz on 10/03/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Asia, Equality, Sex discrimination and Sexual offences.

That this House welcomes the broadcast of the BBC's documentary India's Daughter, which draws attention to the rape and murder of Jyoti Singh and other women; applauds the students from Jawaharlal Nehru University who marched to protest against the treatment of women; commends the police force and justice system of India that arrested those responsible and brought them to trial; notes the documentary brought home the pain of Singh's parents, the brutality of rape and the loss of an empowered woman; acknowledges the economist Amartya Sen's article entitled More than 100 million women are missing, which highlights the unequal rights for women in the developing world and the resulting attitudes to women; further notes that 8 March 2015 was International Women's Day which represents an opportunity to celebrate the achievements of women while calling for greater equality; and calls on the Government to promote gender equality in the UK and around the world.

This motion has been signed by a total of 36 MPs.

Valerie Vaz10/03/2015Walsall SouthLabourProposed
Mike Hancock10/03/2015Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Michael Connarty10/03/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSeconded
Margaret Ritchie10/03/2015South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Peter Bottomley10/03/2015Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Mark Durkan10/03/2015FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Jeffrey M Donaldson11/03/2015Lagan ValleyDUPSigned
Ronnie Campbell11/03/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell11/03/2015East LondonderryDUPSigned
Virendra Sharma11/03/2015Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Alan Meale11/03/2015MansfieldLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins11/03/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson11/03/2015Hampstead and KilburnLabourSigned
David Ward11/03/2015Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Dodds11/03/2015Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Hugh Bayley11/03/2015York CentralLabourSigned
John McDonnell12/03/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Mary Glindon12/03/2015North TynesideLabourSigned
Jim Shannon12/03/2015StrangfordDUPSigned
Jim Cunningham12/03/2015Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Andrew George12/03/2015St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Lady Hermon12/03/2015North DownIndependentSigned
Graham Stringer16/03/2015Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
Paul Flynn17/03/2015Newport WestLabourSigned
Martin Caton18/03/2015GowerLabourSigned
Liz McInnes19/03/2015Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
John Leech20/03/2015Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Keith Vaz20/03/2015Leicester EastLabourSigned
Mark Williams20/03/2015CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Katy Clark23/03/2015North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Bob Russell23/03/2015ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Godsiff23/03/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Naomi Long24/03/2015Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Yasmin Qureshi24/03/2015Bolton South EastLabourSigned
David Crausby24/03/2015Bolton North EastLabourSigned
George Galloway24/03/2015Bradford WestRespectSigned

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