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Chamber and committees

Meeting of the Parliament [Draft]

Meeting date: Thursday, March 7, 2024


Decision Time

The Deputy Presiding Officer (Liam McArthur)

There are two questions to be put as a result of today’s business. The first question is, that amendment S6M-12416.1, in the name of Meghan Gallacher, which seeks to amend motion S6M-12416, in the name of Kaukab Stewart, on international women’s day—global perspective, be agreed to.

Amendment agreed to.

The Deputy Presiding Officer

The second question is, that motion S6M-12416, in the name of Kaukab Stewart, as amended, on international women’s day—global perspective, be agreed to.

Motion, as amended, agreed to,

That the Parliament welcomes the 2024 International Women’s Day theme of “Inspire Inclusion”, which recognises that, when people understand and value women’s inclusion, they forge a better world; acknowledges that, at a time of increasing conflict affecting civilians around the world, the specific impact on women and girls can be profound; expresses concern over the practice of female genital mutilation, which is still taking place in certain parts of the world; congratulates all parents and carers on raising the next generation of wonderful women; recognises that achieving gender equality is more vital than ever and remains one of the greatest human rights challenges globally; marks International Women’s Day and the second anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine, and welcomes the efforts of organisations and communities working tirelessly in pursuit of peace, inspiring inclusion, pushing forward on gender equality and amplifying the voices of women and marginalised groups, and notes the Scottish Government’s investment in women as advocates for human rights, and initiatives such as the Warm Scots Future, Women in Conflict 1325 Fellowship and Human Rights Defender Fellowship, and its commitment to a feminist approach to international relations.

That concludes decision time.

Meeting closed at 17:18.