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Children and Social Work Bill [HL] - Commons Amendments (4 Apr 2017)

Lord Nash: ...point does not allow schools to avoid teaching these subjects; it is about how they teach them. They can teach them in a way that is sensitive to religious background while being compliant with the Equality Act, which of course they must be. Even if a school or individual teacher were to suggest that, within the context of their faith, same-sex relationships or marriage are wrong, they...

Brexit: Triggering Article 50 - Statement (29 Mar 2017)

Baroness Smith of Basildon: ...40 years. Just like any other divorce, there will be some who rejoice and look forward to new opportunities, but others will despair over the shared past and lost love. A few will fondly recall the marriage, divorces and remarriage of Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor with some hope, but, through it all, the only people to get rich were those trying to unravel those 40-plus years of...

Personal Independence Payments: Regulations: Family Justice (28 Mar 2017)

Suella Fernandes: ...Orders; and to make provision for a commission to review and make recommendations on the operation of family justice; and for connected purposes. David and Sally separated after 10 years of marriage in September 2014. They had two children, aged eight and five at the time. David was a good father, who did not want to stop being a dad just because his marriage had ended. However, nearly...

UN International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination — [Mr Gary Streeter in the Chair] (21 Mar 2017)

Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh: ...that face on. She also gave some shocking statistics on employment. My hon. Friend the Member for Glenrothes (Peter Grant) gave an international perspective and said that we clearly are not an equal society. We are not, unless women are given their due and rightful place, are paid accordingly and have equal representation across society. My hon. Friend the Member for East Renfrewshire...

Commonwealth - Motion to Take Note (16 Mar 2017)

Baroness Jenkin of Kennington: ...poverty in all forms is, as noble Baronesses have said in recent speeches, by prioritising the rights and needs of girls and women across the world. For too long, the efforts to ensure gender equality have fallen short, even among Commonwealth nations. To this day, each Commonwealth member country has at least one law on its books that discriminates against girls and women simply because...

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill - Second Reading (10 Mar 2017)

the Bishop of St Albans: ...to deny a fundamental human dignity, which I believe comes from being created in the image of God, given to all human beings. Whatever form that violence comes in—whether that be rape, forced marriage, psychological or political abuse—gender-based violence against women invariably attempts to reduce them to passive objects. It seeks to deny them the status of personhood. As a safe...

International Women’s Day - Motion to Take Note (9 Mar 2017)

Baroness Vere of Norbiton: .... My noble friend Lady Seccombe mentioned this, and I pay tribute to her for her many contributions over the years in these annual debates. The UK is an international leader in promoting gender equality, with many in this House and the other place working tirelessly to protect the absolute right of all young people, whether boys or girls, to follow the path and fulfil their potential, free...

Scottish Parliament: International Women’s Day (7 Mar 2017)

Annie Wells: ...and girls globally. The Department for International Development has allocated £184 million to a number of programmes to tackle gender violence issues such as female genital mutilation, forced marriage and female infanticide. In recognition of the fact that education is key to economic equality, the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, announced last month a renewed drive to ensure that the...

Support for the Bereaved — [Graham Stringer in the Chair] (2 Mar 2017)

Frank Field: ...benefits? Why have the Government not used some of those savings, which they said they never intended to make, to deliver an extension of bereavement benefits to people in similar situations to marriage, such as those in civil partnerships or who are cohabiting? That would make the benefit more broadly and, I would argue, more accurately reflect everyday life in our constituencies....

Oral Answers to Questions — Electoral Commission Committee: Business of the House (2 Mar 2017)

Chris Bryant: ...is not just left up to you, Mr Speaker. I think I am the first gay MP to speak in today’s business questions. Many LGBT people in this country are deeply grateful to Gerald. He campaigned on LGBT equality for a long time when it was very unfashionable, long before anybody thought of a Labour Government introducing equal marriage and all the rest of it. He had an impeccable record on...

PRAYERS - [Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] : Fathers in the Family (1 Mar 2017)

Suella Fernandes: ...abuse. As a barrister who represented victims of domestic abuse, I saw up front the tragedy that that causes. I am talking about the treatment of fathers in the family justice system when a marriage sadly breaks down. The truth is that there are 114,000 divorces per year, half of which involve children. There are 1 million children growing up without a father in their lives at all, and 35%...

LGBT History Month — [Nadine Dorries in the Chair] (28 Feb 2017)

Caroline Dinenage: ...beautifully how far we have come, but also how far we still have to go. LGBT History Month gives us an opportunity to reflect on and celebrate the numerous achievements in furthering LGBT equality and the numerous individuals and groups who have brought them about. It is also an opportunity for us to take a moment to remember that there is still much more that we can do. LGBT equality...

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill: Short title, commencement and extent (24 Feb 2017)

Eilidh Whiteford: ...frequently been left playing catch-up on progress for women: from those who campaigned for women’s suffrage for more than a century before it was achieved to those trade unionists who fought for equal pay for women years before the Equal Pay Act 1970 came into force and the women who, in the 1970s, set up refuges for women fleeing domestic abuse at a time when there was absolutely no...

Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill: Recommendations by GREVIO and the Committee of the Parties (24 Feb 2017)

Sarah Newton: ...in 2010, we have made great strides. In the past four years, we have strengthened the legislative framework and introduced a range of new measures including new offences on domestic abuse, forced marriage and stalking; tools such as domestic violence and FGM protection orders; and a range of guidance and support for professionals. Of course we know that there is more to do. I assure the...

Nutrition: Women and Girls - Question for Short Debate (22 Feb 2017)

Baroness Manzoor: ...under five fail to reach their full development potential largely due to malnutrition. Women make up 63% of adults without minimal literacy skills and 18 million girls a year are forced into early marriage. We must not forget older women. Many of the diseases suffered by older people are the result of dietary factors, some of which have operated since infancy. These are compounded by the...

Scottish Parliament: LGBT History Month Scotland 2017 (21 Feb 2017)

Annie Wells: ...message. As many members are aware, the month-long event is co-ordinated nationally by LGBT Youth Scotland, some of whose members have kindly come along tonight, along with representatives from the Equality Network, Stonewall Scotland and LGBT Health and Wellbeing. LGBT history month provides an opportunity not only to celebrate the contribution that lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and...

President Trump: State Visit — [Mr Charles Walker in the Chair] (20 Feb 2017)

Hannah Bardell: I cast no aspersions, but is the hon. Gentleman seriously suggesting that the comments made in public by Trump on a number of issues, including marriage equality for LGBT people, and his comments on sexual abuse and attacking women, which were made in private, recorded and then broadcast, are a legitimate perspective? Does he stand there and think it is acceptable to say in the Chamber and...

European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill: Conduct of negotiations (8 Feb 2017)

Jess Phillips: ...ages being at birth, four to six years old and during puberty. One in five children in Birmingham will have experienced or seen domestic violence before they reach adulthood. At least 300 forced marriages of women take place in the west midlands every year. When Ministers are at the negotiating table, who will be in their minds? Will it be the women in my constituency experiencing FGM and...

Petition - English Language and English Literature Gcse-Level Examinations: World Hijab Day (1 Feb 2017)

Andrew Percy: ...of our political beliefs, whether we are nationalists or Unionists; the hon. Member for Strangford (Jim Shannon) alluded to that. Freedom of speech, freedom of worship, democracy, the rule of law, equal rights and the equal treatment of people and individuals define us as a society. We should be very proud of those values, which are supported by the overwhelming majority of people in the...

Scottish Parliament: Female Genital Mutilation (1 Feb 2017)

Angela Constance: ...figures tell us that 200 million women and girls globally are affected by FGM, which is symptomatic of the inequality that women and girls all over the world experience because of their gender. Our equally safe strategy recognises that so-called honour-based violence, regardless of what form it might take, is purely and simply, like all forms of gender-based violence, about power and...


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