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VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND GIRLS AND THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT AGENDA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 161: tabled on 08 June 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 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 violence against women and girls (VAWG) is one of the most widespread violations of human rights and that a third of all women and girls will face violence in their lifetime; notes the detrimental impact that VAWG has on individual women, their dependants, their communities and society as a whole; further notes that women in minority groups, such as LGBTI women and migrant women, and women living in poverty, are at a particular risk of experiencing violence; welcomes the Sustainable Target Goal (STG) 5.2, which sets a target for the elimination of VAWG in the context of the overall goal of gender equality; recognises the vital role that women's rights organisations play in meeting the targets specified by STG 5.2 and in ending gender discrimination more widely; regrets that women's rights organisations currently receive less than one per cent of the UK aid money for gender equality; supports Action Aid's Fearless campaign, which calls on the Government to dedicate a further £70 million from the existing aid budget to women's rights organisations by 2019; and urges the Government to commit to providing these additional funds to women's rights organisations to enable them to work to end VAWG.

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 4 July 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2016
Livingston
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
Paisley and Renfrewshire South
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 June 2016
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 9 June 2016
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2016
North East Fife
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2016
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2016
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 June 2016
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2016
Airdrie and Shotts
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2016
Luton North
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 15 June 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 15 June 2016
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 14 June 2016
Glasgow East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2016
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 June 2016
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 June 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2016
Bolton South East
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
Belfast East
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 June 2016
Strangford
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 June 2016
Upper Bann
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 June 2016
Glasgow South West
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2016
Leicester East

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.