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Activities of Malin BJÖRK related to 2016/2219(INI)

Plenary speeches (1)

Annual Report on human rights and democracy in the world and the European Union’s policy on the matter 2015 (A8-0355/2016 - Josef Weidenholzer) SV
2016/11/22
Dossiers: 2016/2219(INI)

Shadow opinions (1)

OPINION on the annual report on human rights and democracy in the world and the European Union’s policy on the matter 2015
2016/11/22
Committee: FEMM
Dossiers: 2016/2219(INI)
Documents: PDF(148 KB) DOC(76 KB)

Amendments (15)

Amendment 3 #
Draft opinion
Citation 1 a (new)
- having regard to the 1979 UN Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW),
2016/10/19
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 17 #
Draft opinion
Recital A a (new)
Aa. whereas respect for human rights and women’s and girls’ rights in particular is under threat worldwide, and whereas the universality of human rights is increasingly, and seriously, being challenged by a number of authoritarian governments, both inside the EU and beyond, whereas there are numerous attempts by far right and anti-gender movements to constrain women´s rights to their bodies, LGBTI rights and the fundamental rights of refugees and asylum seekers;
2016/10/19
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 45 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 a (new)
1a. Recognises that girls and women are particularly disadvantaged and at risk, and that specific focus is needed to ensure girls and women´s access to education, to sexual and reproductive health and rights, to live lives free from all forms of violence, to remove discriminatory legislation and practices, and to empower girls and young women globally;
2016/10/19
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 50 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 b (new)
1b. Calls for a global commitment to ensure the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1325; strongly opposes the accelerated militarisation of the EU; stresses that, in general, military interventions, or a military approach to resolving conflicts or allegedly stabilising countries or regions, are the wrong way to achieve greater security for the EU and the world; stresses the need to use peaceful means of conflict resolution including women at the core of negotiations and actions;
2016/10/19
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 53 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 1 c (new)
1c. Calls on the EU and the Member States to strongly promote and protect the enjoyment of all human rights by lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) persons in their foreign policy;
2016/10/19
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 59 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 a (new)
2a. Recognises that the average age of entering into prostitution worldwide is between 12-14 years old, and that prostitution and sexual exploitation are highly gendered issues and a form of gender-based violence, contrary to human rights principles, among which gender equality is a core principle; Calls on the international community to develop concrete measures to decrease the demand for women, girls, men, and boys in prostitution as a key strategy to prevent and decrease THB;
2016/10/19
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 66 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 b (new)
2b. Calls for the implementation of laws and policies that target perpetrators directly to reduce demand for sexual exploitation while decriminalising individuals in prostitution and providing them with support services, including high quality social, legal and psychological assistance for those who wish to exit prostitution;
2016/10/19
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 70 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 2 c (new)
2c. Is concerned about the surrogacy industry, which considers women’s bodies as commodities on the international reproductive market, and opposes that the surrogacy industry largely exploits vulnerable women, primarily from the global south;
2016/10/19
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 74 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 3 a (new)
3a. Calls on the EU and the international community to actively work on and increasingly fund the new sustainable development goal on gender equality (SDG 5), while keeping the importance of access to comprehensive sexuality education and universal access to sexual and reproductive health and rights;
2016/10/19
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 90 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 a (new)
4a. Reiterates its long-standing opposition to the death penalty under all circumstances, and calls for an immediate moratorium on executions in those countries where the death penalty is still applied;
2016/10/19
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 93 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 b (new)
4b. Stresses that full access to the right to free public quality education, health care services, especially sexual and reproductive health and rights, employment and housing that meets the needs and abilities of migrant and refugee women and girls should be guaranteed by hosting countries all around the world;
2016/10/19
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 95 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 4 c (new)
4c. Is concerned that in recent years, far rights and anti-gender equality movements have gained public ground in a number of countries; these movements challenge existing achievements in the area of women´s rights and gender equality, migrant´s rights, and aim at blocking laws and policies protecting LGBTI people against hate crime and discrimination;
2016/10/19
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 110 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 a (new)
5a. Calls for the EU to revise its international trade policies and adopt an approach where human, labour, consumer and environmental rights are put at the forefront and guide transnational and national trade and investment;
2016/10/19
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 117 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 b (new)
5b. Condemns the human rights abuses, principally involving harassment and sexual violence, inflicted on women living under occupation in the Euro- Mediterranean region and used by the occupying forces as a mechanism for intimidating their whole society in their struggle for their legitimate right to self- determination; draws attention to the role played by the women in peace-keeping, in promoting dialogue and conflict resolution aiming at confronting violations of women’s rights in the Euro- Mediterranean area and protecting them from any form of violence, including that of foreign occupation source;
2016/10/19
Committee: FEMM
Amendment 122 #
Draft opinion
Paragraph 5 c (new)
5c. Deeply regrets that Roma people, and in particular Roma women, continue to suffer from widespread discrimination and anti-Gypsyism which feed the cycle of disadvantage, exclusion, segregation and marginalisation; calls on the EU and the Member States to fully respect the human rights of Roma people by ensuring the right to education, health services, employment, housing and social protection;
2016/10/19
Committee: FEMM