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star this property date less than 2014-07-22more like thismore than 2014-07-22
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Ukraine more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what medical assistance they are providing to military hospitals in Ukraine. more like this
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Lord Bradshaw more like this
star this property uin HL1400 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-11more like thismore than 2014-08-11
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The UK Government is not providing direct medical assistance to military hospitals in Ukraine. Assistance to military hospitals cannot be recorded as Official Development Assistance (ODA), in line with Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development criteria.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire remove filter
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less than 2014-08-11T12:47:08.4077291Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T12:47:08.4077291Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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2483
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Bradshaw more like this
89975
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Palestinians more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether the level of humanitarian aid to Gaza from United Kingdom public funds has changed in the current financial year; and, if so, by how much. more like this
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Lord Warner more like this
star this property uin HL1817 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-22more like thismore than 2014-09-22
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>As part of our existing programme in support of Palestinian development, annual DFID funding to Gaza amounts to approximately £30 million year. In addition to this UK has been one of the biggest donors to the Gaza crisis, providing over £17 million in emergency assistance. We will continue to monitor the situation closely and keep our funding under review.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire remove filter
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less than 2014-09-22T12:48:52.3844344Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-22T12:48:52.3844344Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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1732
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Warner more like this
90911
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading South Sudan more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what representations they have made to the government of South Sudan to ensure that the Voluntary and Non-Governmental Humanitarian Organizations Bill, currently before the South Sudan Parliament, will enable citizens and civil society organisations to engage in humanitarian activity, enjoy freedom of association and engage in monitoring and accountability systems in accordance with democratic principles. more like this
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The Earl of Sandwich more like this
star this property uin HL1837 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-22more like thismore than 2014-09-22
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>The British Embassy in Juba has, alongside national and international partners, actively lobbied the Government of South Sudan on the Voluntary and Non-Governmental Humanitarian Organizations Bill currently before the South Sudan parliament. The United Kingdom wants to see proportionate and well-designed legislation that provides a clear legal framework within which citizens and civil society organisations can engage in humanitarian activity, enjoy freedom of association and engage in monitoring and accountability systems in accordance with democratic principles. We continue to make clear to the government where the draft legislation might better achieve these aims.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire remove filter
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less than 2014-09-22T12:47:17.1468651Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-22T12:47:17.1468651Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for The Earl of Sandwich more like this
90920
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star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Sudan regarding (1) Sudanese laws which allow girls to be married from 10 years old, and (2) the proportion of women in that country aged 20–24 who were married by the time they reached 18. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL1846 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-22more like thismore than 2014-09-22
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>There is a discrepancy between the Sudanese Child Act of 2010, under which anyone under the age of 18 is considered to be a child, and religious law, under which anyone under the age of 11 is considered to be a child. Along with the Sudanese National Council for Child Welfare (NCCW), we have lobbied the Government to ensure compliance with the Child Act and the removal of any discrepancies which lead to under-age children being married.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Broader work on child rights forms part of a programme supported by DFID, and run by UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), which focuses on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). This programme has included a workshop on reaching a national position on the legal age of marriage. DFID is also providing funding to UNICEF’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), which will include data on the percentage of women who were married by the time they reached 18. The findings of that survey, which will report by the end of 2014, will inform our discussions with the Government of Sudan.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID worked closely with the NCCW to ensure that the Government was represented at the Girl Summit which took place in London in July, and which had a particular focus on FGM and Child and Forced Marriage (CEFM). We welcome the Government of Sudan’s subsequent signature of the Girl Summit Charter, which includes a public commitment to ending CEFM. We are actively following up with the Government of Sudan to ensure that they maintain momentum on these issues.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL1847 more like this
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less than 2014-09-22T12:39:39.8479462Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-22T12:39:39.8479462Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
90921
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Sudan about raising the legal age of marriage in that country from 10 to 18 in order to comply with international standards of child rights. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL1847 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-22more like thismore than 2014-09-22
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>There is a discrepancy between the Sudanese Child Act of 2010, under which anyone under the age of 18 is considered to be a child, and religious law, under which anyone under the age of 11 is considered to be a child. Along with the Sudanese National Council for Child Welfare (NCCW), we have lobbied the Government to ensure compliance with the Child Act and the removal of any discrepancies which lead to under-age children being married.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Broader work on child rights forms part of a programme supported by DFID, and run by UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA), which focuses on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). This programme has included a workshop on reaching a national position on the legal age of marriage. DFID is also providing funding to UNICEF’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), which will include data on the percentage of women who were married by the time they reached 18. The findings of that survey, which will report by the end of 2014, will inform our discussions with the Government of Sudan.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID worked closely with the NCCW to ensure that the Government was represented at the Girl Summit which took place in London in July, and which had a particular focus on FGM and Child and Forced Marriage (CEFM). We welcome the Government of Sudan’s subsequent signature of the Girl Summit Charter, which includes a public commitment to ending CEFM. We are actively following up with the Government of Sudan to ensure that they maintain momentum on these issues.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL1846 more like this
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less than 2014-09-22T12:39:38.6686183Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-22T12:39:38.6686183Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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200
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this
46683
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star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 18 March (WA 16) on women's rights in Afghanistan, what are the details of the funding already being allocated to tackling violence against women in Afghanistan; and what proportion it constitutes of the total budget for work in Afghanistan by the Department for International Development. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL6561 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-15more like thismore than 2014-04-15
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Two programmes directly address violence: £3M towards a joint programme with Australia to improve the implementation of laws designed to protect women and girls affected by violence; and £19.9M DFID support to the Tawanmandi programme with grants to Civil Society Organisations, where at least £2M of grants from 2014 will go to organisations primarily focused on the elimination of violence against women and girls.</p><p>Violence is also indirectly addressed through a long term approach of promoting women's rights, empowerment and education. DFID has a wide range of programmes supporting this agenda, e.g. £4.5M nation-wide support to women's political participation and the £47M Girls Education Challenge fund improving access to education for 250,000 marginalised girls.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL6562 more like this
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less than 2014-04-15T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-15T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
46684
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-04-02more like thismore than 2014-04-02
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Department for International Development remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Baroness Northover on 18 March (WA 16), how many programmes are already being implemented to tackle violence against women in Afghanistan; and how many programmes focussing on the other strategic priorities of the Department for International Development in Afghanistan are being implemented. more like this
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Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
star this property uin HL6562 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-15more like thismore than 2014-04-15
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>Two programmes directly address violence: £3M towards a joint programme with Australia to improve the implementation of laws designed to protect women and girls affected by violence; and £19.9M DFID support to the Tawanmandi programme with grants to Civil Society Organisations, where at least £2M of grants from 2014 will go to organisations primarily focused on the elimination of violence against women and girls.</p><p>Violence is also indirectly addressed through a long term approach of promoting women's rights, empowerment and education. DFID has a wide range of programmes supporting this agenda, e.g. £4.5M nation-wide support to women's political participation and the £47M Girls Education Challenge fund improving access to education for 250,000 marginalised girls.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN HL6561 more like this
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less than 2014-04-15T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-15T12:00:00.00Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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3895
unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Kinnock of Holyhead more like this
89974
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star this property date less than 2014-09-01more like thismore than 2014-09-01
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Palestinians more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what assessment they have made of the condition of the civilian population of Gaza in relation to hunger, shelter, clean water, sewage disposal, access to medicines and supply of electricity following Israeli military action in Gaza in recent months; and whether they will publish their assessment. more like this
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Lord Warner more like this
star this property uin HL1816 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-22more like thismore than 2014-09-22
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>We are gravely concerned by the humanitarian situation in Gaza where the damage sustained in the recent conflict has been unprecedented. More than 100,000 people have been left homeless, the UN estimates that only 10% of the population receives clean water daily, and many people face power cuts of up to 20 hours a day. DFID works closely with the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Human Affairs (OCHA), which manages the process of collecting, analysing and publishing information about the humanitarian situation in Gaza. The latest situation reports are published here: <a href="http://www.ochaopt.org/" target="_blank">http://www.ochaopt.org/</a>. DFID will continue to work with partners on the ground to monitor the situation and adapt our response accordingly.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire remove filter
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less than 2014-09-22T12:50:57.3326229Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-22T12:50:57.3326229Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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1732
unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Warner more like this
79196
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star this property date less than 2014-07-21more like thismore than 2014-07-21
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Palestinians more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government whether they have sent emergency aid for the children of Gaza including medical, food and shelter. more like this
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Lord Ahmed more like this
star this property uin HL1357 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-08-11more like thismore than 2014-08-11
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>We have released £10million since the latest crisis began. We are giving the UN Relief and Works Agency £4 million in new funding to provide health care, clean water, blankets and cooking equipment to help tens of thousands of Palestinians affected by the violence in Gaza, and £3million to the UN World Food Programme to provide food vouchers to vulnerable families. We are also bringing forward £3 million to support the work of the International Committee of the Red Cross in repairing water infrastructure and providing emergency medical support.</p><p> </p><p>DFID is already spending almost £350million from 2011-2015 to address a broad range of Palestinian development and humanitarian needs, of which approximately £30million per annum is spent on Gaza.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire remove filter
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less than 2014-08-11T12:04:29.1661716Zmore like thismore than 2014-08-11T12:04:29.1661716Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Lord Ahmed more like this
90918
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star this property date less than 2014-09-08more like thismore than 2014-09-08
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Department for International Development remove filter
star this property answering dept id 20 more like this
star this property answering dept short name International Development more like this
star this property answering dept sort name International Development more like this
star this property hansard heading Sudan more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty’s Government what discussions they have had with the government of Sudan regarding (1) female genital mutilation not being a criminal offence in Sudan, and (2) UNICEF’s 2013 estimate, included in their report <i>Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting: A statistical overview and exploration of the dynamics of change</i>, that 88 per cent of Sudanese women have undergone female genital mutilation. more like this
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Baroness Tonge more like this
star this property uin HL1844 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2014-09-22more like thismore than 2014-09-22
unstar this property answer text <p> </p><p>We regularly raise Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) with the Government of Sudan. We worked hard through the Government’s National Council for Child Welfare (NCCW) to ensure that Sudan was represented at the Girl Summit which took place in London in July, and which had a particular focus on FGM and child and early forced marriage (CEFM). We welcome the Government’s subsequent signature of the Girl Summit Charter, which includes a public commitment to ending FGM. We are now in discussion with the NCCW about an event to mark that signature, which would be attended by the Ministry of Social Welfare. On 22 October the Government will host a regional meeting on ending FGM, in which it will showcase its own achievements in changing attitudes.</p><p> </p><p>Advocacy on the need for legislation on Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) forms part of a programme supported by DFID and run by UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the UN Population Fund (UNFPA). More broadly, the programme aims to end FGM by making it socially unacceptable, and supports the country-wide Saleema campaign which is led by the Government of Sudan.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>DFID is also providing funding to UNICEF’s Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS), which will include data on the percentage of women who have undergone FGM, and will report by the end of 2014. The findings of that survey will inform our discussions with the Government of Sudan and our future programming.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Lord Wallace of Saltaire remove filter
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less than 2014-09-22T12:43:25.2376055Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-22T12:43:25.2376055Z
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1816
star this property label Biography information for Lord Wallace of Saltaire more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Baroness Tonge more like this