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Emma Ritch

EDM (Early Day Motion) 404: tabled on 08 September 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House recognises the remarkable achievements of internationally renowned feminist, the late Emma Ritch who was executive director of Engender, Scotland’s feminist policy and advocacy organisation; notes that her professional and voluntary work roles over a number of years included Chair of the Board of Trustees at Human Rights Consortium Scotland, Chair of Rape Crisis Scotland, Fellow of the RSA; Member of the Scottish Women's Budget Group, Vice Chair of Close the Gap, Scotland Committee Member of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Trustee of the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, Member of the National Advisory Council on Women and Girls and in 2019 she was inducted into the Saltire Society Outstanding Women of Scotland; further notes that her work was recognised internationally by the UN and the EU including in association with CEDAW and she was a Board Member of the European Women's Lobby; recognises that her commitment to intersectionality and understanding of the importance of reaching out to others who hold a different point of view was outstanding; and further notes that continuing her work on gender mainstreaming and on all other aspects of women’s equality is the most appropriate way to honour her legacy.

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.

Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 September 2021
Glasgow Central
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2021
Edinburgh West
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2021
North East Fife
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2021
Oxford West and Abingdon
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2021
Bath
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2021
St Albans
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2021
Twickenham
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2021
Edinburgh North and Leith
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2021
East Renfrewshire
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2021
Gordon
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2021
Livingston
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2021
Lanark and Hamilton East
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 October 2021
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Doogan, Dave
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2021
Angus
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2021
East Dunbartonshire
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2021
Ochil and South Perthshire
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 October 2021
Central Ayrshire
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 October 2021
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2021
Paisley and Renfrewshire South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.