I am proud to support the Communication Workers' Union Humanitarian Aid journey to Moldova.

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The annual visit of the Subcommittee on Human Rights to the spring session of the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva coincided with the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. It was an important moment to reflect on all the invaluable work done in the field of human rights: but unfortunately, in various parts of the world, the safeguarding of human rights is in decline and we urgently need to address this situation.

 

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As part of International Women's Day, I spoke at an event which addressed the two-fold challenge faced by some women at work: not only do they face discrimination on the basis of their gender, but also on the basis of their religion or the colour of their skin.

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To celebrate International Women's Day, I hosted a large group of visitors to EU Parliament. I hosted two events; the first of which focused on initiatives to support sufferers of PTSD in the wake of violent conflicts.

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With my recent appointment to the EU Foreign Affairs Committee, I have used this platform to pursue an issue which was one of the main motivations for me to enter European Parliament: the defence of human rights; challenging violations wherever they occur, and whoever perpetrates them. I was pleased, therefore, to be able to deliver this speech in Parliament as a call to action to the international community to ensure that the shocking breaches of International Law in Eastern Ghouta are investigated, and to bring pressure to bear on all actors to cease violence against civilians.

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I was proud to play a role in the drafting of a resolution delivered to EU Parliament on the situation of the Maldives. The motion, which passed, called on the EU Council to take a more robust approach to the deterioration of human rights in the country. In an eleven-point resolution, we asked the EU Council to press for the Maldivian Government to restore Parliament, release political prisoners, undertake anti-corruption measures, and to restore the freedom of the press.

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The Rohingya Are Citizens Of Nowhere: The EU Must Be A Strong Voice For Them

We need to be bolder; we need a coordinated international response to this crisis

Terrible tragedies, such as the massacres in Rwanda, Srebrenica, Aleppo and now Myanmar produce a collective “never again” from the international community.

Six months since the crisis in Myanmar began, almost 700,000 Rohingya refugees have crossed the border from Myanmar to seek shelter in Bangladesh.

The UN has described the situation as the world’s “fastest growing refugee crisis,” and the Myanmar military offensive...

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WATCH: In the UK or the US, extremism of any kind should find no home

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My Report from Cox's Bazar Refugee Camp in Bangladesh, where the Rohingya community has taken refuge!

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