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INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR THE ELIMINATION OF VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN
EDM #770
Tabled 25 November 2015
2015-16 Session
That this House welcomes the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, taking place on 25 November 2015; understands that the day marks the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence, which in 2015, for the first time, has prevention as its theme; notes that one in three women will experience physical and/or sexual violence in their lifetime but believes such violence and abuse is preventable; acknowledges that major progress has been made around the world in terms of laws to protect women and girls; further notes in particular Guatemala's recent decision to ban child marriage, and that between 1995 and 2013 the percentage of countries that established a legal minimum age of marriage for girls of at least 18 years increased from 76 per cent to 89 per cent; further welcomes Nigeria's decision in May 2015 to ban female genital mutilation and hopes that its decision will set a bench-mark on the issue for other African countries; further understands the challenge in changing the cultural and societal attitudes that support child marriage and female genital mutilation and notes that although substantial progress has been made in recent years, violence against women is still a prevalent issue; further acknowledges the calls for government investment and engagement with civil society, especially women's groups, and notes the concerns of the activists who put the issue of global violence against women and girls on the map are increasingly being left out of the discussions; believes the people being excluded from the expanding conversation are the people who will identify emerging issues and ensure that the development of policies and services remain responsive to the needs of women and girls; and calls on the Government to recognise campaigners' importance in policy making and believes their voices are critical for future progress.

Signatures (34)

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
25 November 2015
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
03 December 2015
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
30 November 2015
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
26 November 2015
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
26 November 2015
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
08 December 2015
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
03 December 2015
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
26 November 2015
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
25 November 2015
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
26 November 2015
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
25 November 2015
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
26 November 2015
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
26 November 2015
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
26 November 2015
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
03 December 2015
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
25 November 2015
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
26 November 2015
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
30 November 2015
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
25 November 2015
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
30 November 2015
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
30 November 2015
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
30 November 2015
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
26 November 2015
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
30 November 2015
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
25 November 2015
Vaz, Keith
Labour
30 November 2015
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
26 November 2015
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
26 November 2015
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion