Having read the Young Women Speak Out Manifesto, Chris said; “I would like to thank the National Alliance of Women’s Organisations for sending me their manifesto for the 2014 European Elections, which I read with much interest.”
“I was pleased to see that the manifesto includes the issues of FGM (Female Genital Mutilation) and forced marriage, as it is wholly unacceptable that women and young girls are subjected to these practices, not just in the Third World, but right here in Europe as well.
“I have campaigned against FGM (e.g. see ‘Why no FGM prosecutions?’, Yorkshire Evening Post letter 8/11/13 at https://chrisbeverley.wordpress.com/in-the-press/) and will continue to do so. It is outrageous that the doctrine political correctness is allowing this barbaric practice to be perpetrated against vulnerable young girls in our society.
“I commend the National Alliance of Women’s Organisations for including these issues in their manifesto, as well as such issues as wider problems of violence against and bullying of women. If elected to the European Parliament I will certainly use whatever influence I have to campaign on these issues.”
You can read the Young Women Speak Out Manifesto here.