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Persecution of religious minority women and girls

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1052: tabled on 08 March 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House celebrates International Women’s Day on Tuesday, 8 March, 2022; supports the UK’s commitment to promoting gender equality around the world; recognises that women from religious minorities face persecution and discrimination on account of both their faith and their gender; highlights particularly the cases of Christian women in Nigeria, Yazidi women in Iraq, and Hindu and Christian girls (forcibly converted and married) in Pakistan; calls on the Government to facilitate asylum for the Christian girl Maira Shahbaz, currently in hiding in Pakistan; urges the Government to intensify its efforts to ensure the safe release of Leah Sharibu, Alice Ngaddah and the Chibok girls in Nigeria; insists that gender-specific religious persecution is clearly recognised in FCDO policy and practice; recommends that the Government fund targeted programming for women facing double vulnerabilities as members of minority faith communities; and encourages the FCDO to work with local faith actors who can best respond to these experiences.

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.

Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2022
Glasgow North West
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2022
Motherwell and Wishaw
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2022
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 March 2022
Glasgow East
Lockhart, Carla
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 March 2022
Upper Bann
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 2022
Glasgow North
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 March 2022
South Antrim
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 2022
Glasgow South West
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 2022
Gordon
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 March 2022
North Ayrshire and Arran
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 March 2022
Arfon
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 March 2022
Belfast East
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2022
St Helens South and Whiston
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2022
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 March 2022
Ceredigion
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 March 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2022
East Antrim
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 March 2022
East Renfrewshire
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 March 2022
Dundee West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 March 2022
Lanark and Hamilton East
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 21 March 2022
Cleethorpes
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2022
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 March 2022
Twickenham
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2022
Knowsley
Huq, Dr Rupa
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2022
Ealing Central and Acton
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 28 March 2022
Harrow East
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 March 2022
St Albans
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 March 2022
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2022
Bath
Davey, Ed
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2022
Kingston and Surbiton
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 21 April 2022
Huddersfield
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2022
Streatham

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.