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

Baroness Manzoor: ...than 200 million children 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....

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: ...risk 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...

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

Andrew Percy: ...regardless 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...

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...

Digital Economy Bill - Committee (1st Day) (Continued) (31 Jan 2017)

Lord Grantchester: ...standards turn on the price expected to be agreed between willing and well-informed parties after suitable marketing and with no compulsion. It is stressed that the concept of market value excludes ransom value—a special category which also includes a marriage value for properties. Market value is the value of a property in a market, not its particular value or worth to any...

Crime (Aggravated Murder of and Violence Against Women) (31 Jan 2017)

Philip Davies: ...the past five years, the perpetrators usually included the families of a current or expartner”. It went on to confirm that in the UK there were 22 female victims, but seven male victims too. A report by the Government’s Forced Marriage Unit says: “In 2015, 980 cases…involved female victims and 240…involved male victims. This highlights that men can also be...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Marriage: Humanism (31 Jan 2017)

Oliver Heald: Assessments of the likely equality impacts and of the potential economic costs and benefits of provision for marriages by non-religious belief organisations, including humanist marriages, were published on gov.uk in June 2014 in the consultation paper on such provision. The Law Commission has published its report on initial scoping work to identify the issues for potential reform of the law...

Divorce (Financial Provision) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (27 Jan 2017)

Baroness Buscombe: ...a one-size-fits-all approach that does not cover the uncertainties that life presents. The law must have the breadth to meet the various circumstances in which divorcing couples find themselves at the end of a marriage. There is also a need to take into account the fact that aggrieved individuals are likely to be the most vocal, and that the evidence base in this area is sometimes...

Arbitration and Mediation Services (Equality) Bill [HL] - Second Reading (27 Jan 2017)

Lord Keen of Elie: ...debate that people can suffer because of decisions made by sharia councils in particular, or because the families and communities of coerced persons prevent them from understanding that they are as equal before the law as any Member of this House. These are concerns that the Government take very seriously. We know that any effective proposals to address the problem must come from...

Women and Girls: Employment Skills in the Developing World - Question for Short Debate (26 Jan 2017)

Baroness Hodgson of Abinger: ...line. It is women in developing countries who are often denied the opportunities to earn a living and thus lift themselves out of poverty. The OECD concluded in a 2012 study that greater gender equality in economic opportunities is key to sustainable economic growth and social cohesion. Thus, ensuring that more women are able to get into the workplace is crucial to helping transform...

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Jobcentres: Glasgow (26 Jan 2017)

Damian Hinds: The criteria for equality analysis requires us to pay due regard to the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 and enables us to consider equality as part of our decision making processes. We are legally required to consider the equality impacts of policies and processes on people who share protected characteristics and provide evidence that this has been taken into account. This helps us...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Private Members' Business: Good Friday Agreement Values and Principles (23 Jan 2017)

Stephen Farry: ...in the Assembly but also permeating through some wider aspects of our public policy and an inability to address that. I have to say to Sinn Féin, which is making a great play about its demand for equality now, that it is stressing the term "now" because it has passed up opportunities to address equality issues in the past. We have made much of the fact that, when we were offered the...

Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Bill (20 Jan 2017)

Andrew Jones: ...-term career prospects. Those seeking to fill vacancies should be able to do so on merit—a point made by several colleagues today—and they should not have to think that their sexuality might be a factor. The UK has a proud record of promoting equality for LGBT people, including the introduction of marriage for same-sex couples. Part of the image of the maritime sector, a sector...

Written Answers — Ministry of Justice: Marriage (20 Jan 2017)

Oliver Heald: Assessments of the likely equality impacts and of the potential economic costs and benefits of provision for marriages by non-religious belief organisations, including humanist marriages, were published on gov.uk in June 2014 in the consultation paper on such provision.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Opposition Business: Failure of the Executive (17 Jan 2017)

Claire Hanna: ...no Budget being brought forward to give them redress, their case, their cause and their sorrows were not mentioned in the Programme for Government that was being lauded just three weeks ago. The same goes for equal marriage, an Irish language Act and other issues that are being made election issues but were totally overlooked in the strategic plan that was to set the stage for this...


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