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Violence Against Women And Girls And The Sustainable Development Agenda

EDM number 161 in 2016-17, proposed by Margaret Ritchie on 08/06/2016.
Categorised under the topics of Crimes of violence, Equality, Human rights and International development.

That this House is deeply concerned that violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread violations of human rights and that a third of all women and girls will face violence in their lifetime; notes the detrimental impact that VAWG has on individual women, their dependants, their communities and society as a whole; further notes that women in minority groups, such as LGBTI women and migrant women, and women living in poverty, are at a particular risk of experiencing violence; welcomes the Sustainable Target Goal (STG) 5.2, which sets a target for the elimination of VAWG in the context of the overall goal of gender equality; recognises the vital role that women's rights organisations play in meeting the targets specified by STG 5.2 and in ending gender discrimination more widely; regrets that women's rights organisations currently receive less than one per cent of the UK aid money for gender equality; supports Action Aid's Fearless campaign, which calls on the Government to dedicate a further £70 million from the existing aid budget to women's rights organisations by 2019; and urges the Government to commit to providing these additional funds to women's rights organisations to enable them to work to end VAWG.

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

Margaret Ritchie08/06/2016South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartyProposed
Mark Durkan08/06/2016FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Peter Bottomley08/06/2016Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Alison Thewliss08/06/2016Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Cunningham08/06/2016Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Deidre Brock09/06/2016Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySeconded
Jonathan Edwards09/06/2016Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
John McNally09/06/2016FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon09/06/2016StrangfordDUPSigned
Stuart Donaldson13/06/2016West Aberdeenshire and KincardineScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Robinson13/06/2016Belfast EastDUPSigned
Martyn Day13/06/2016Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens13/06/2016Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Paul Monaghan13/06/2016Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil13/06/2016Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Margaret Ferrier13/06/2016Rutherglen and Hamilton WestScottish National PartySigned
Mhairi Black13/06/2016Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins13/06/2016Luton NorthLabourSigned
Keith Vaz13/06/2016Leicester EastLabourSigned
David Simpson14/06/2016Upper BannDUPSigned
Angela Crawley14/06/2016Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySigned
Natalie McGarry14/06/2016Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady14/06/2016Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Mary Glindon14/06/2016North TynesideLabourSigned
Liz Saville Roberts14/06/2016Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Caroline Lucas15/06/2016Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Carol Monaghan15/06/2016Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell15/06/2016LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Neil Gray15/06/2016Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Roger Godsiff15/06/2016Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell15/06/2016Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Stephen Gethins15/06/2016North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
John Nicolson20/06/2016East DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Joanna Cherry20/06/2016Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown27/06/2016Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Tasmina Sheikh04/07/2016Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Phil Boswell13/07/2016Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillScottish National PartySigned
Yasmin Qureshi19/07/2016Bolton South EastLabourSigned

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