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13/10/2023 | 12:44:31 Yes, thank you, Mister President, colleagues, As this Report clearly shows, since the Taliban came to power, the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan has deteriorated dramatically, especially for women and girls, who are now largely excluded from public life. Three days ago was International Day of the Girl. While many buildings around the world were illuminated in pink on that day, the world for girls in Afghanistan is and remains in the dark. The lack of prospects in this battered... 12/10/2023 | 19:54:13 Mister President, Ladies and gentlemen, Dear colleagues, We are here in one of the most important political arenas in Europe to discuss issues that are fundamental to the future of all of us and also for the fundamental values that unite Europe. One such issue, unfortunately, is the case of Mr Osman Kavala, who has been in pre-trial detention for years, despite all the calls for justice and for the rule of law. The European Court of Human Rights, whose judgments are not just recommendations... 10/10/2023 | 17:24:25 Dear Madam President. Dear Colleagues Right-wing extremist ideologies are not just a creeping danger, they are a direct threat to our democracy. In Germany, we are conducting these debates about radical right-wing movements, predominantly at national level. However, exclusion, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, homophobia and racism are not only widespread in Germany, but throughout Europe. It is necessary to internationalise these debates that we all have in our national parliaments. And that is... 25/01/2023 | 19:35:38 Mister President, Dear Colleagues, The year 2023 is not yet a month old, but already many, many femicides are severe. Women are murdered because they are women. Women experience violence because they are women. It is regrettable that even in our ranks there are still member States that, by not ratifying the Istanbul Convention, have not yet boldly underlined the following: Women's rights are human rights. Dear Ms Zita GURMAI, dear Ms Margreet De BOER, dear Ms Petra STIENEN, thank you very... 15/03/2022 | 11:56:58 Dear Madam President, My Dear Colleagues, As I speak, as we debate here, Russian tanks are rolling through Ukraine. As I speak, civilians are being shot at. As I speak, millions of people are losing their homes, their parents, their neighbors, their faith in a life of freedom. As I speak, people are losing their lives. People are fleeing bombardment and annihilation at the hands of the aggressor Vladimir Putin, who is overwhelming Ukraine with his brutal war of aggression. One member State of...