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WHITE RIBBON AND INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 752: tabled on 24 November 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 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 recognises White Ribbon and International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women which takes place on 25 November 2015; believes that committing violence against women is a human rights abuse, and accordingly recognises the 16 Days of Action against Gender Violence, which runs from White Ribbon Day to 10 December 2015, International Human Rights Day; encourages hon. Members to show their support by attending White Ribbon UK's drop-in session on 18 November 2015 from 16.00 to 18.00 in Room A in 1 Parliament Street; praises the fantastic work of White Ribbon UK, a campaign launched in October 2005 which engages men in working to end violence against women, and operates in 55 countries around the world; notes the success of White Ribbon UK in promoting positive male role models with 12 leading rugby league and rugby union clubs now wearing the White Ribbon on their kit, while 30 sports clubs, organisations and schools have supported White Ribbon UK's Sports campaign; appreciates the involvement of high-profile sportsmen and musicians in promoting and supporting the campaign, with figures such as Amir Khan and Labrinth becoming involved with White Ribbon UK; further recognises the importance of dealing with violence against women in the UK, with up to three million women experiencing violence every year; is disturbed by the amount of violence against women across the world with 1.4 million women suffering domestic abuse in 2014; and commits to ending violence against women both in the UK and abroad.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2015
Livingston
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 November 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2015
Coventry South
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 November 2015
Belfast North
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 1 December 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 2 December 2015
North Down
Kinahan, Danny
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 30 November 2015
South Antrim
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2015
Aberavon
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 January 2016
North Norfolk
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2015
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 November 2015
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 December 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2015
East Dunbartonshire
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 November 2015
Stirling
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 2 December 2015
Bolton South East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 November 2015
Strangford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 December 2015
Edinburgh East
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 November 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Glasgow Central
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 26 November 2015
Leicester East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.