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Minister for Equalities - Question (20 Oct 2022)

Baroness Penn: Does my noble friend agree that there is one area where, to advance women’s equality, we need to improve men’s rights? That is on paternity leave. If we want parents to be able to share caring responsibilities, we need to give them more equal rights. That means improving paternity leave and pay. However, given current economic circumstances, maybe a smaller step the Government could take...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (6th Day): Amendment 173 (10 Feb 2021)

Baroness Fox of Buckley: My Lords, on an earlier day in Committee, the noble Lord, Lord Wolfson of Tredegar, said: “The Bill seeks to raise the profile of domestic abuse in all its forms, and the wide definition should therefore help to clarify that wide-ranging nature for all involved in the criminal justice system.”—[ Official Report, 3/2/21; col. 2286.] I am increasingly concerned that this notion of...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (5th Day): Amendment 146 (8 Feb 2021)

Baroness Donaghy: I am very pleased to support the amendment in the name of the noble Lord, Lord Russell. Members may have seen recent reports in the media covering the experience of elite female athletes being subject to harassment and intimidation when doing training runs in the street. They cannot go to their athletic tracks to train at the moment because of lockdown. As has been said, this is not about...

Domestic Abuse Bill - Committee (1st Day): Amendment 2 (25 Jan 2021)

Baroness Fox of Buckley: My Lords, I am sympathetic to the amendments, with some caveats. I am grateful to the noble Baroness, Lady Meyer, for her amendments, which are important for us to address. They may give us an insight into some of the broader issues of the Bill. One point of emphasis in the legislation is the victim. Contemporary culture tells us that we should believe the victim. I understand that for those...

Backbench Business: International Men’s Day — [Mr Adrian Bailey in the Chair] (29 Nov 2018)

Philip Davies: I beg to move, That this House has considered International Men’s Day. It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Bailey. I start by thanking the many colleagues from all parties in the House who supported the application for this debate, and the Backbench Business Committee for finding the time for it as close to International Men’s Day as possible. I am sorry that the debate...

[Mr Christopher Chope in the Chair] — Human Rights (Saudi Arabia) (21 Jul 2015)

Stuart McDonald: It is a pleasure to serve under your chairmanship, Mr Chope. I congratulate my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow South (Stewart McDonald) on securing the debate; he has been a persistent and passionate agitator on the issue since his election, and remains so. He reminded us of the case of Raif Badawi, a 31-year-old Saudi Arabian writer and activist, who is married with three children. My...

International Women's Day — Motion to Take Note (7 Mar 2013)

Baroness Northover: ...we make clear to the Iranian regime how we view its record on human rights, because, as someone said earlier-I think it was the noble Baroness, Lady O'Neill-women's rights are not in contrast to men's rights; women's rights are human rights. They are all part of human rights. We make very clear to the Iranian regime how we regard this. I also agree with the noble Baroness, Lady Afshar,...

Oral Answers to Questions — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Afghanistan (31 Oct 2006)

Kim Howells: Yes, indeed. My hon. Friend is right to highlight those matters. It is written into the Afghan constitution that women's rights are equal to men's rights, and that they should have equal protection and enjoy every opportunity that men do. That does not happen, of course. In reply to the question from the hon. Member for Southport (Dr. Pugh), I noted that in many places Afghanistan still has...

Gender Recognition Bill (23 Feb 2004)

Kali Mountford: ...the Bill; otherwise the system will not work. Measures on people's benefit rights, entitlements and pensions have already been introduced that provide for more equality between the genders so that men's rights are now more similar to women's rights and vice versa. That was achieved especially by the consideration of the rights of widows and widowers. Now that men have the same rights as...

Public Bill Committee: Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Deceased Fathers) Bill: Clause 1 - Certain deceased men to be registered as fathers (25 Apr 2001)

Evan Harris: ...child to have the man's name on the birth certificate? A law that contained no sanction or disincentive against stealing gametes and going abroad for treatment, could, in a minority of cases, breach men's rights and control over paternity.

Orders of the Day — Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill: Amendment of Law Relating to Termination of Pregnancy (24 Apr 1990)

Dawn Primarolo: .... If we are so concerned about abortions and about reducing the number of abortions, there is another solution that does not interfere with women's rights over their sexuality; it interferes with men's rights over theirs. That way of reducing abortions is to have men sterilised. However, that is not the proposal that we are considering—perhaps that is because most hon. Members are...

Family Law Reform Bill [Lords] (7 Apr 1987)

Nick Brown: ...fathers rights but merely the opportunity to apply to courts for rights, and that women will be terrified of men trying to get their hands on the children. Furthermore, the Bill with its emphasis on men's rights is for the trendy, joint non marital partners with their cohabitation cookbook. I can see the case that Ms. Drumond is trying to make, in that the points about poverty have some...

The Army (30 Jan 1986)

Mr Kevin McNamara: ...homosexuals are treated. Secondly, it raises a question about the manner in which the Army treats service men who are under suspicion. Thirdly, it raises questions about the way in which service men's rights are represented in general. Fourthly, it raises questions about the way in which they are represented in court and the decision as to the court in which they should face trial....

Orders of the Day — Finance (No. 2) Bill: Employer-Provided Nurseries (11 Jul 1984)

Mr Terry Davis: ...on women's rights. She will agree, however, that on some issues men must also be prepared to stand up and argue for women's rights. In this case we are arguing not just for women's rights but for men's rights as well. This is a Socialist new clause and we intend to press it to a Division. It was even more significant that the only Conservative Back Bencher to take part in the debate was...

Orders of the Day — Employment Bill: Notices to Employer (30 Apr 1980)

Ms Jo Richardson: ...of equality with men. Tory Members do not seem to understand that once we achieve genuine equal opportunity and genuine equality of job opportunities, we shall hear no more about women's rights over men's rights. Only while women are so much the underprivileged half of the community will there be constant uprisings of women's groups demanding their basic rights as human beings and women....

Immigration (4 Dec 1979)

Mr Keith Hampson: Since, as my right hon. Friend the Home Secretary has said, men and women cannot be treated equally on the question of fiances and spouses because men's rights are entrenched in law and women's are not, why when the right hon. Gentleman was the Home Secretary did he not put them on the same footing? If he explains that. we may have a lot more sympathy with the attitude that he has adopted.

Orders of the Day — Social Policy (1 Nov 1974)

Ms Maureen Colquhoun: ...was a great pleasure to hear a male Member speak with such compassion and understanding on the problems of women. I hope that the proposed new pensions legislation will include measures to protect men's rights because there is an anti-male aspect about pensions related to the fact that women are entitled to a pension at 60 while men are not entitled until they are 65. Statistics show that...

Orders of the Day — Peerage Bill (19 Jun 1963)

Mr Gilbert Mitchison: is to deal with what might be called the Wedgwood Benn question, it is important also that the limited number of women who have been penalised compared with men, whatever we may think of the men's rights, should at least have the same rights. I am sure that we are all good enough feminists to feel that that should be done. Indeed, it should have been done long ago. When we divided in...

Army Estimates: Vote 2. Reserve Forces, Territorial Army and Cadet Forces (10 Mar 1959)

Mr Charles Simmons: ...of these discussions. It is scandalous to expect us to take nine, ten or eleven Votes in three hours. Hon. Members have to be the public's watchdogs on expenditure, and the watchdogs of the Service men's rights and privileges. To expect them to be able to do that in the miserable three hours allotted is absolutely ridiculous. I hope that before we discuss further Service Estimates, some...

Man-Power (Release from Forces) (15 Nov 1944)

Mr Ernest Bevin: ..., on which I was asked a question about men who came back to Kettering and had no work. These men are on temporary work. When the materials are available and the employer can start up again, the men's rights will be restored. One has to do that, because of the enormous concentration of industry and because people have to wait for materials, factories and machine tools with which to start.

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