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INDIA'S DAUGHTER AND ENDING VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 882: tabled on 17 March 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 60 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 notes the very powerful effect of Leslee Udwin's documentary, India's Daughter, inspired by the Indian peoples' response to the gang rape of a 23 year old medical student, Jyoti Singh, as demonstrated by the resulting month-long protests of men and women from all walks of life; further notes the relevance of the film in raising awareness of on-going worldwide efforts to educate everyone against violence against girls and women; congratulates the UK for its leadership in working to end female genital mutilation, child marriage and gender inequality; deplores the Indian government's decision to ban the film, which has denied the people most affected by rape and murder a platform to speak for themselves and has prevented a light being shone on what needs to change in the grossly unequal attitudes toward women worldwide and especially Dalit women who are disproportionately affected; further notes that the blanket ban contravenes fundamental rights of free speech and freedom of expression; and calls on the international community to do more to extend their solidarity to all those who are suffering as a result of continuing violence against girls and women, including the family and friends of Jyoti Singh, and to all those campaigning to end it.

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.

Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Blaydon
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Sheffield Central
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Rotherham
Coffey, Ann
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Stockport
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Stockton North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2015
Lewisham West and Penge
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 March 2015
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 March 2015
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2015
Ribble Valley
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Aberavon
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 18 March 2015
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2015
St Ives
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
North West Durham
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 19 March 2015
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Sir Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2015
North Devon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Luton North
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2015
Cheadle
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2015
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Hampstead and Kilburn
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lefroy, Jeremy
Conservative
Signed on 18 March 2015
Stafford
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2015
New Forest East
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 24 March 2015
Belfast East
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Edmonton
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 17 March 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 25 March 2015
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Gateshead
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Easington
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2015
Bolton South East
Robertson, John
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Glasgow North West
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Liverpool, Walton
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Lewisham, Deptford
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 March 2015
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2015
Ealing, Southall
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 March 2015
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Bolsover
Thornton, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2015
Eastleigh
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2015
Leicester East
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2015
Bradford East
Watts, Mr Dave
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
St Helens North
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 March 2015
Ceredigion
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 18 March 2015
Derby North
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2015
Batley and Spen

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.