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1126610
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star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading South Sudan: Detainees more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the level of detentions of political activists in South Sudan; and what representations he has made to his South Sudanese counterparts on those detentions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 254109 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The British Government believes that the number of political detainees in South Sudan remains high, despite a commitment to release all political detainees as part of the 12 September peace agreement. However, in the absence of information from the South Sudanese authorities, it is not possible to determine precise figures. <br> <br>We regularly press the Government of South Sudan for the release of all political prisoners in accordance with its commitments. An end to restrictions on freedom of expression is vital if South Sudan is to realise the opportunity of peace the September agreement offers. The Government of South Sudan's failure to comply with this provision of the agreement undermines confidence in their commitment to achieving a meaningful peace. In order to ensure transparency and respect for human rights, the South Sudanese authorities should also allow access to all detention facilities, including those of the national security service and military intelligence.​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-05-22T14:59:45.497Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T14:59:45.497Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1126616
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading South Sudan: Armed Conflict more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what estimate he has made of the number of child soldiers actively deployed in the conflict in South Sudan. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 254112 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The British Government is deeply concerned by the continued and widespread recruitment and use of children by all parties to the conflict in South Sudan. It is not possible to accurately determine the number of children who have been recruited and used as child soldiers, whether as fighters, or in other positions including, sadly, child “brides” or sex slaves. However, the British Government continues to exert pressure on all parties to the conflict in South Sudan to release children in their ranks, to stop recruiting, and to ensure an end to all violations against children. ​</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-05-22T15:01:30.803Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T15:01:30.803Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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252
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1126607
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-14more like thismore than 2019-05-14
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Dong Samuel Lauk and Aggrey Ezbon Idri more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what representations he has made to his South Sudanese counterpart on the (a) kidnapping and subsequent death of opposition member Aggrey Idri and human rights lawyer Doug Samuel Luak and (b) need to bring the perpetrators of those crimes to justice. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stroud more like this
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Dr David Drew more like this
star this property uin 254108 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-22more like thisremove minimum value filter
star this property answer text <p>The British Government is deeply disturbed by the UN Panel of Expert's findings that Dong Samuel Luak and Aggrey Idri were abducted from Kenya and executed in South Sudan by the South Sudanese national security service in 2017. We call on the South Sudanese Government to respond to these findings, and ensure that its defence and security forces are subject to the rule of law, to prevent future disappearances. <br> <br>The disappearance of these individuals and concerns for their safety have been raised by the British Ambassador, and by the UK Special Envoy for South Sudan with senior members of the South Sudanese Government on a number of occasions. The case has also been raised in Nairobi with the Kenyan authorities. This is part of a troubling pattern of harassment and intimidation of civic actors by South Sudanese authorities. The British Government regularly calls for the release of all political prisoners in accordance with the 12 September peace agreement. We also led efforts to renew the mandate of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan in March, and support the renewal of the Panel of Experts mandate due at the end of May. The work of these UN bodies is critical to exposing the perpetrators of human rights violations in South Sudan. ​</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-05-22T15:03:00Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-22T15:03:00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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252
unstar this property label Biography information for Dr David Drew more like this
1127625
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Department for International Development more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Ethiopia: Internally Displaced People more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what recent discussions he has had with his Ethiopian counterpart on the involuntary return of displaced people from Gedeo to West Guji. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Coventry South more like this
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Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 256238 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-23more like thismore than 2019-05-23
star this property answer text <p>The Secretary of State is very concerned about the situation of Internally Displaced People in Ethiopia including Gedeo and West Guji, and of reports of involuntary returns. Our Ambassador and senior DFID officials have raised this with the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Peace, that all IDP returns must be voluntary, safe and sustainable. The UK is currently supporting humanitarian agencies in Ethiopia to respond to the needs of IDPs and host communities affected by this crisis.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-05-23T15:19:10.723Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-23T15:19:10.723Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Jim Cunningham more like this
1127909
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Togo: Foreign Relations more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he has taken to develop the UK Government's relationship with Togo. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Romford more like this
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Andrew Rosindell more like this
star this property uin 257019 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>The British Government does not have diplomatic representation in Togo. Our non-Resident Ambassador – the British High Commissioner to Accra – provides our diplomatic representation and recently received accreditation from the Government of Togo. In March, our Honorary Consul also received accreditation. This progress demonstrates the strengthening of our bilateral relationship with Togo and enables us to progress our relationship further.</p><p>Our non-Resident Ambassador has discussed how the UK-Togo relationship can expand with President Gnassingbé, specifically concerning economic development and improved trade links.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-05-28T14:29:29.343Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T14:29:29.343Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Andrew Rosindell more like this
1127615
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Cameroon: Humanitarian Aid more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the humanitarian crisis in the Anglophone region of Cameroon. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 256384 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>The UK remains deeply concerned at the worsening humanitarian situation in the North-West and South-West (Anglophone) regions of Cameroon and reports of human rights violations and abuses committed by both security forces and armed separatists. Violence is driving people from their homes and impacting on the lives of ordinary civilians, particularly women and children. The UN assesses that over 530,000 people have been internally displaced as a result of the conflict and has recorded over 35,000 refugees in Nigeria. The UK is providing lifesaving assistance to thousands of people following a £2.5m contribution in December 2018 to the UN emergency appeal to address the crisis.</p><p>The UK welcomes the visit to Cameroon by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Government of Cameroon's reported openness to working with the UN to address the severe humanitarian and human rights situation in the Anglophone regions. It is imperative that urgent action is now taken by the Government of Cameroon, with the support of regional partners and the wider international community, to prevent further escalation of the crisis. This includes the establishment of a credible political dialogue to address the root causes of the crisis. The UK stands ready to support.</p><p>The British Government regularly raises concerns about Cameroon at the highest levels including at the UN Security Council on 13 May and when I met with Cameroon's High Commissioner to the UK on 30 April. The UK continues to call for unhindered humanitarian access to affected populations, an end to violence on all sides and investigations into all reports of human rights violations and abuses.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-05-28T15:37:49.737Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:37:49.737Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4342
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1127616
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Cameroon: Internally Displaced People more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the merits of the findings of the UN human rights high commissioner that there is a window of opportunity to arrest the crises that have led to hundreds of thousands of internally displaced people in Cameroon. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 256385 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>​The UK remains deeply concerned at the worsening humanitarian situation in the North-West and South-West (Anglophone) regions of Cameroon and reports of human rights violations and abuses committed by both security forces and armed separatists. Violence is driving people from their homes and impacting on the lives of ordinary civilians, particularly women and children. The UN assesses that over 530,000 people have been internally displaced as a result of the conflict and has recorded over 35,000 refugees in Nigeria. The UK is providing lifesaving assistance to thousands of people following a £2.5m contribution in December 2018 to the UN emergency appeal to address the crisis.</p><p>The UK welcomes the visit to Cameroon by the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and the Government of Cameroon's reported openness to working with the UN to address the severe humanitarian and human rights situation in the Anglophone regions. It is imperative that urgent action is now taken by the Government of Cameroon, with the support of regional partners and the wider international community, to prevent further escalation of the crisis. This includes the establishment of a credible political dialogue to address the root causes of the crisis. The UK stands ready to support.</p><p>The British Government regularly raises concerns about Cameroon at the highest levels including at the UN Security Council on 13 May and when I met with Cameroon's High Commissioner to the UK on 30 April. The UK continues to call for unhindered humanitarian access to affected populations, an end to violence on all sides and investigations into all reports of human rights violations and abuses.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-05-28T15:39:17.027Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:39:17.027Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4342
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1127618
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-20more like thismore than 2019-05-20
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Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept id 16 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Foreign and Commonwealth Office more like this
unstar this property hansard heading Sudan: Demonstrations more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what assessment he has made of the recent use of live ammunition by Sudanese security forces against protesters in Khartoum. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Liz McInnes more like this
star this property uin 256387 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-28more like thismore than 2019-05-28
star this property answer text <p>The UK is extremely concerned by the use of live ammunition by Sudanese security forces against protestors in Khartoum on 13 and 15 May, and by reports of injuries and fatalities. We call for those responsible to be held to account. Since protests began in December 2018, the UK has consistently raised our concerns at the use of violence in response to peaceful protests. As part of the Troika (US, UK and Norway) we made a statement on 21 May calling for a swift, orderly and peaceful civilian-led transfer of power that respects the will of the Sudanese people.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-05-28T15:40:44.517Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-28T15:40:44.517Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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4342
unstar this property label Biography information for Liz McInnes more like this
1127839
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star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department for International Development more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Females: Equality more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what plans he has to increase the proportion of UK aid which has gender equality as a primary or secondary objective as measured by the OECD's gender marker. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
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Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
star this property uin 256931 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>The UK is recognised as an international leader for our work to promote gender equality. DFID’s Strategic Vision commits us to build on our strong foundations of working to end violence against women and girls, support universal sexual and reproductive health and rights, improve girls’ education, and enable women’s economic and political empowerment. We are also stepping up our support of girls and women in conflict and crises, increasing our focus on adolescent girls, and harnessing the potential of technological innovation for gender equality. Our impact on gender equality is measured by our influence as well as our level of spending.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-05-29T14:27:37.78Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T14:27:37.78Z
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4107
star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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441
unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
1127838
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-05-21more like thismore than 2019-05-21
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Department for International Development more like this
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
unstar this property hansard heading Females: Equality more like this
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for International Development, what steps his Department is taking to improve women's participation in leadership positions. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Bury South more like this
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Mr Ivan Lewis more like this
star this property uin 256930 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-05-29more like thismore than 2019-05-29
star this property answer text <p>Getting more women into power gives voice to a marginalised section of society, creates female role models and leads to legislative change and policies that tackle gender inequalities and discrimination. Peace settlements are 35% more likely to endure for more than 15 years if women have been involved in negotiations.</p><p> </p><p>Increasing women’s political participation and leadership is a foundational pillar of DFID’s Strategic Vision for Gender Equality, launched in March 2018, and is a top priority in the current cross-Government National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security.</p><p> </p><p>Just 24% of national parliamentarians around the world are women. DFID programmes are supporting women to participate in politics.</p><p> </p><p>In Nigeria, DFID’s ‘Women in Politics’ programme supports women elected to the National Assembly, including establishing the first women’s caucus as a forum for advocacy, policy development and training. In Afghanistan, DFID support has helped women provincial councillors who often face intimidation and violence in their work.</p><p> </p><p>Women’s voice and leadership can make a real difference on issues that matter to them.</p><p> </p><p>DFID has supported Amplify Change to fund women-led organisations that help women to claim their sexual and reproductive health rights (SRHR). Grantees have driven change to policies and laws, such as the Registration of Marriage regulation in Afghanistan; improved access to SRHR services, information and products, such as providing 7000 girls in Tanzania with menstrual products; and transformed social norms including significant contribution to the eradication of child marriage in Cote d’Ivoire.</p>
star this property answering member constituency West Worcestershire more like this
star this property answering member printed Harriett Baldwin remove filter
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less than 2019-05-29T14:29:57.73Zmore like thismore than 2019-05-29T14:29:57.73Z
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star this property label Biography information for Harriett Baldwin more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mr Ivan Lewis more like this