As a result of a simple email to Mr Robert Syms MP for Poole, he has now signed up to EDM 1318 Un Women
“That this House recognises that around the world women continue to suffer discrimination and injustice simply because of their gender; notes that underlying inequality between men and women is the driving force that results in 70 per cent. of the world’s poor being female; recognises that empowering women will drive progress towards all the Millennium Development Goals; welcomes the launch of UN Women, the UN Agency for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, on 1 January 2011; recognises that the agency is an example of UN reform to improve efficiency and co-ordination; and calls on the Government to provide support to the new agency to ensure it has the resources required to end the discrimination that keeps millions of women in poverty. “
A member of our lobbying group made contact with her MP after becoming aware of the EDM .
“I am delighted that my MP has signed this Early Day Motion. I know many people question the effectiveness of this mechanism but it does help raise awareness on some serious issues.”