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SEXUAL VIOLENCE IN CONFLICT IN DARFUR

EDM (Early Day Motion) 903: tabled on 17 December 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 41 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 is deeply concerned that sexual violence is a persistent and endemic part of the conflict in Darfur; is disturbed by the findings of the recent report by Waging Peace Rape in Darfur: A History of Predation on the use of rape as a weapon of war; is alarmed that perpetrators of sexual violence in Darfur mostly act with impunity due to the low levels of reporting and prosecution of these crimes; deplores that, in order to prosecute a rape in Sudan, a victim is required to bring four male witnesses who will confirm that the act was without consent; is perturbed that victims of sexual violence rarely receive the necessary physical or psychological medical support; calls on all armed actors operating in Darfur to respect international humanitarian law and ensure that preventative mechanisms are established to eradicate acts of sexual violence perpetrated by their forces; underscores the vital mandate of the joint United Nations-African Union Mission in Darfur (UNAMID) to provide protection to the civilian population of Darfur; notes that reported sexual abuses often occur immediately outside of UNAMID-controlled areas; further calls for an immediate improvement in UNAMID's capacity to patrol and provide protection to the civilians of Darfur outside of UNAMID-controlled areas; and encourages UNAMID to investigate the possibility of introducing community liaison assistants in UNAMID camps whom residents can consult about their protection needs.

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.

Bellingham, Mr Henry
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 2016
North West Norfolk
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 January 2016
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2016
Blyth Valley
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 January 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 11 February 2016
Belfast North
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 January 2016
North East Fife
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 January 2016
North Ayrshire and Arran
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2016
Birmingham, Hall Green
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Airdrie and Shotts
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 6 January 2016
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2016
Luton North
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 11 January 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 January 2016
Belfast South
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2016
Mansfield
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2016
Leeds North West
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 January 2016
East Renfrewshire
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 January 2016
Belfast East
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 January 2016
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 January 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 6 January 2016
Ealing, Southall
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 January 2016
Edinburgh East
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 January 2016
Upper Bann
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2016
Bolsover
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 January 2016
Glasgow South West
Streeting, Wes
Labour
Signed on 5 January 2016
Ilford North
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 January 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 January 2016
Midlothian
Thomson, Michelle
Independent
Signed on 13 January 2016
Edinburgh West
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 January 2016
Angus
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 January 2016
Central Ayrshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.