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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY AND THE ISTANBUL CONVENTION

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1198: tabled on 03 March 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 71 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 celebrates International Women's Day which is marked on 8 March 2016; acknowledges that this day helps celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women the world over; recognises that women still face a significant amount of inequality, with one in four women being subject to violence during their lifetimes; notes that on 8 June 2012 the Government signed the Istanbul Convention on violence against women and domestic violence, and once ratified this will ensure that a series of policies are introduced to help tackle sexual and domestic violence against women; appreciates the progress that has been made in implementing legislation on female genital mutilation, psychological violence and forced marriage; welcomes that the Government is to publish a new violence against women and girls strategy; and further notes that the Government is yet to ratify this Convention and urges it to do so as a matter of urgency.

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 3 March 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 March 2016
Dumfries and Galloway
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 March 2016
Livingston
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 March 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 March 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Blackman, Kirsty
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Aberdeen North
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2016
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2016
Carshalton and Wallington
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 March 2016
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
Edinburgh South West
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Inverclyde
Cox, Jo
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2016
Batley and Spen
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 March 2016
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2016
Cardiff South and Penarth
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 March 2016
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 March 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Elliott, Tom
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 7 March 2016
Fermanagh and South Tyrone
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
North Ayrshire and Arran
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2016
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 March 2016
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 9 March 2016
North Down
Hunt, Tristram
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2016
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Kinahan, Danny
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 7 March 2016
South Antrim
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2016
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 March 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2016
Slough
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 March 2016
Glasgow South
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 March 2016
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 3 March 2016
Glasgow East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 March 2016
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2016
Mansfield
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2016
Leeds North West
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2016
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Argyll and Bute
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
East Renfrewshire
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 2016
Stirling
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 18 April 2016
Bolton South East
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Belfast East
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2016
Enfield North
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 March 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Strangford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 March 2016
Edinburgh East
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 March 2016
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2016
Midlothian
Thomson, Michelle
Independent
Signed on 3 March 2016
Edinburgh West
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2016
Leicester East
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2016
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Banff and Buchan
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Central Ayrshire
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 March 2016
Perth and North Perthshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.