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INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS AGAINST WOMEN HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1208: tabled on 07 March 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 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 commends the vital work of Women Human Rights Defenders (WHRDs) in light of International Women's Day and more generally; is very concerned about serious and systemic violence against WHRDs around the world, such as the recent murder of WHRD Berta Cáceres in Honduras; is appalled by such heinous crimes, which are often specifically gender-targeted; notes the importance of continuing to fight against impunity for those who commit such crimes, whether the alleged perpetrators are state officials or private individuals; and calls on the Government, along with the international community, to strengthen efforts to work with the UN, (I)NGOs, such as Peace Brigades International, and EU and UK embassies, towards the adoption of appropriate measures to protect and support WHRDs.

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 21 March 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 April 2016
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2016
Brentford and Isleworth
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2016
Blyth Valley
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Inverclyde
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 March 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2016
Newport West
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2016
Bishop Auckland
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 9 March 2016
North Down
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 15 March 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2016
Slough
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 March 2016
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 16 March 2016
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2016
Mansfield
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 March 2016
Belfast East
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 March 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 2016
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 March 2016
Midlothian
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2016
Walsall South
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 2016
Central Ayrshire
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 May 2016
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.