Human rights and democracy in the world and the EU annual report 2022 - vote - 25.10.

08-11-2022 - 09:08
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Gender policy © European Union

On 25 October 2022, the FEMM Committee voted on the draft opinion on “Human rights and democracy in the world and the European Union’s policy on the matter - annual report 2022”.

The opinion received 148 amendments and 21 alternative compromise amendments had been prepared. The final opinion askes the AFET Committee, as the committee responsible, to incorporate its suggestions into its motion for a resolution that stresses the importance of advancing gender equality and women's rights worldwide, as they are crucial to the realisation of human rights; emphasising on aspects such as LGBTIQ+ rights, gender-based violence, gender stereotypes, structural and institutional inequalities, gender equality and SRHR, sexual and reproductive health and rights. The opinion was adopted with 28 votes in favour, 2 against and 2 abstentions.

The rapporteur, Christine Anderson (ID), has withdrawn her name from the opinion. Her name has been replaced by the name of Robert Biedroń (S&D), Chair of the FEMM Committee.