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Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund’s 2024 Wee Box Appeal

EDM (Early Day Motion) 393: tabled on 19 February 2024

Tabled in the 2023-24 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House welcomes the launch of Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund’s (SCIAF) 2024 Wee Box Appeal; understands that this year marks the 30th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide which killed an estimated one million people and caused deep trauma which remains to this day; notes that the appeal highlights that violence against women and girls has become normalised and that, shockingly, almost half of women aged 15-49 in Rwanda have experienced physical or sexual violence in their lifetime; welcomes SCIAF’s partnership working with local Rwandan organisations to support projects which help women and girls to rebuild their lives after abuse, change social attitudes and build a future free of abuse and discrimination; and wishes the campaign every success.