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GENDER EQUALITY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 858: tabled on 10 March 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 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 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.

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.

Bayley, Sir Hugh
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
York Central
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2015
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
Coventry South
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2015
Belfast North
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2015
Lagan Valley
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 March 2015
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 12 March 2015
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2015
Manchester, Withington
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 24 March 2015
Belfast East
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Mansfield
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bolton South East
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2015
Colchester
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 March 2015
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2015
Ealing, Southall
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2015
Blackley and Broughton
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2015
Leicester East
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2015
Bradford East
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2015
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.