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AFGHAN WOMEN (No. 2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 650: tabled on 14 January 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 62 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House congratulates Afghanistan's interim administration on taking office and wishes them every success in bringing peace and stability to their country; welcomes the appointment of Dr Sima Samar as Vice Chair of the Administration and Minister for Women an Dr Suhaila Seddiqi as Public Health Minister; supports the proclamation made at the Afghan Women's Summit in Brussels (4th to 6th December 2001) which called for the right for women to vote and to be entitled to equal pay and equal access to health care, education and employment; an emergency plan for reopening schools by March 2002 for both girls and boys, a new curriculum, and training of teachers; the inclusion of Afghan women lawyers in the development of a new constitution which would include the principals of non-discrimination; the rebuilding of hospitals and provision of vital medicines, treatments and services, including psychological counselling; inclusion of women in the Loya Jirga and the protection of women from forced and underage marriages and sexual harassment; and calls upon the Government to ensure that all funds allocated by the international community for the reconstruction of Afghanistan are conditional on the participation by women in decision-making over the granting of the funds, the inclusion of women's non-governmental organisations among recipients of the funds and the use of the funds for implementation of the priorities outlined in the Brussels Proclamation.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Adams, Mrs Irene
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2002
Paisley North
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 23 April 2002
Erith and Thamesmead
Baird, Vera
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2002
Redcar
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2002
Edinburgh West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
Aberdeen South
Beggs, Mr Roy
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 15 January 2002
East Antrim
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2002
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2002
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2002
Dumfries
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 January 2002
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2002
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2002
Gower
Cotter, Brian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2002
Weston-Super-Mare
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2002
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2002
Coventry South
Daisley, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2002
Brent East
David, Mr Wayne
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2002
Caerphilly
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Burton
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Aberdeen Central
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2002
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2002
Stroud
Drown, Julia
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2002
South Swindon
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
Monmouth
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 April 2002
Perth
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 February 2002
Bath
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
Bridgend
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2002
Bedford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2002
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 16 January 2002
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2002
Chesterfield
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2002
Chorley
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2002
Cheltenham
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2002
Bethnal Green and Bow
Knight, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
South Dorset
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2002
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2002
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 January 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Calder Valley
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
Glasgow, Maryhill
Moffatt, Laura
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Crawley
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 January 2002
Moray
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 16 January 2002
Dundee West
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2002
Colchester
Russell, Christine
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2002
City of Chester
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2002
Bradford West
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2002
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 18 January 2002
Finchley and Golders Green
Widdecombe, Miss Ann
Conservative
Signed on 12 April 2002
Maidstone and The Weald
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2002
Conwy
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 April 2002
North Tayside
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2002
Batley and Spen
Wray, Mr Jimmy
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2002
Glasgow, Baillieston

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.