HC Deb 23 October 2001 vol 373 c117W
Ms Oona King

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent representations he has made to the Palestinian Administration about human rights abuses relating to women. [8070]

Mr. Bradshaw

We regularly raise human rights issues with the Palestinian Authority and have an active dialogue with Palestinian NGOs about human rights matters.

We funded women's rights projects worth £31,300 in financial year 2000–01.

The UK's main development programme also supports women in development projects such as providing women's training programmes and creating work opportunities and a gender law and development masters programme at the Bir Zeit University in Gaza.

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