Encourage your MP to sign this EDM on women in Syria

Posted by Caabu on 01 Nov 2017

An Early Day Motion (EDM) has been put down by Liberal Democrat MP Tim Farron on women in Syria. Liberal Democrat MPs Tom Brake and Wera Hobhouse are sponsors of the EDM. 

Caabu encourages its members, supporters and friends to contact their MPs, encouraging them to sign this EDM on women in Syria which reads:

"That this House notes that, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 11,427 of the 331,765 documented casualties of the Syrian conflict are women, recognises that, according to the World Health Organisation, 57 per cent of Syria's public hospitals have been damaged while 37 per cent are no longer functioning due to ongoing fighting; regrets that two thirds of maternal deaths globally occur in conflict-ridden countries; expresses concern that women and girls in Syria experience high levels of gender-based violence and lack access to healthcare facilities; further regrets the psychological trauma experienced by women and girls who are living through the Syrian conflict; and urges the Government to support, with ring-fenced funding, the efforts of local organisations inside Syria that provide specific health care for women and girls, including psychological support services."

More details on how to contact your MP can be found here.