I have been very busy the last few weeks in Brussels, Strasbourg and around the North West of England.
Israeli government is Violating Human Rights
Labour MEPs today called for action on Kashmir, in dialogue with human rights activists at the European Parliament. Mr Wajid Khan MEP chaired the event and he was honoured to hear the voices of Kashmiri women speaking up about human rights abuses.
Commenting on the ongoing Network Rail fiasco affecting trains across the North West, North West Member of European Parliament Wajid Khan said:
“The responsibility for this chaos lies with both Northern Rail and, ultimately, with the Conservative government.
The European Parliament today debated the situation in Gaza following the May 14 border clashes, in which Israeli forces killed 60 Palestinians. The UN has launched a war crimes investigation into the incident, however the UK government failed to back the motion.
I am proud to support the Communication Workers' Union Humanitarian Aid journey to Moldova.
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.
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.