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Violence against religious communities

Amendment No. 18 | Doc. 13157 | 23 April 2013

Mr Andreas GROSS, Switzerland, SOC ; Ms Tina ACKETOFT, Sweden, ALDE ; Mr Robert BIEDROŃ, Poland, SOC ; Ms Gülsün BİLGEHAN, Turkey, SOC ; Ms Anne BRASSEUR, Luxembourg, ALDE ; Mr Jonas GUNNARSSON, Sweden, SOC ; Ms Iwona GUZOWSKA, Poland, EPP/CD ; Ms Carina HÄGG, Sweden, SOC ; Mr Mike HANCOCK, United Kingdom, ALDE ; Mr Mogens JENSEN, Denmark, SOC ; Mr Tiny KOX, Netherlands, UEL ; Ms Carina OHLSSON, Sweden, SOC
2013 - Second part-session
In the draft resolution, after paragraph 8.4, insert the following paragraph:

"note the particular status of women and girls in many traditional religious settings and to protect women and girls and to ensure that religion can never be invoked to justify violence against women, such as honour killings, bride burning, forced marriages, female genital mutilation, even by members of their own religious communities;"

Explanatory note

Women and girls face discrimination based on traditional religious practices and this amendment would ensure their protection.