Why we need to ratify legislation to stamp out honour killing, trafficking and other exploitation

19 December 2016

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UKIP spokesperson for Equality Margot Parker said the UK's ratification of the Istanbul Convention was long overdue but while the government has yet to ratify it, UK legislation already covers most aspects of the agreement.

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We cannot afford to let cultural sensitivities, political correctness or community intransigence to turn us from fighting FGM

12 December 2016

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Responding to research on male attitudes to female genital mutilation (FGM) undertaken by GAMS Belgium, Forward in the UK, the HIMILO Foundation and the Institute of Tropical Medicine in Antwerp, UKIP's spokesman for Women and Equalities Margot Parker MEP said: "This is important information and the findings make clear how important full engagement with both genders is necessary if we are to end the appalling and barbaric practice of FGM.

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Margot Parker speaks out on The Casey Review into opportunity and integration

5 December 2016

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Reacting to the publication of the Casey Review into opportunity and integration Margot Parker MEP, UKIP's Women and Equalities spokesman, said there were some long-overdue truths finally being brought into general public discourse.

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Margot named first UKIP spokesman for Women and Equalities

2 December 2016

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Margot Parker MEP said: "I am delighted to be named the first UKIP spokesman for Women and Equalities These important issues need to be promoted without patronising tokenism, virtue-signalling and political correctness.

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