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The voices of women and young people must be heard in the resolution of the Kashmir dispute and in post conflict decisions, Labour MEP Alex Mayer said at a high level United Nations meeting in Geneva.

The meeting titled “Women and Youth in Conflict” took place on 22nd June and was co-sponsored by the International Muslim Women Union.

Ms Mayer condemned human rights abuses in Kashmir and highlighted the use of metal pellets fired by security forces during protests. In one incident more than 1,200 children below the age of 15 were injured, most either blinded completely or losing the vision in one eye.

Ms Mayer said “After 70 years of conflict, we can’t afford to wait any longer. As a member of the European Parliament’s Friends of Kashmir Group, I want to make sure the world knows about the horrific human rights abuses taking place and work towards Kashmiri people being able to determine their own peaceful future.

“It is vital however, that the voices heard in these discussions are not just the usual male dominated ones. The views of both women and young people must be heard and acted on too.”

Forgotten Voices Must Be Heard In Kashmir Resolution Says Alex Mayer MEP

The voices of women and young people must be heard in the resolution of the Kashmir dispute and in post conflict decisions, Labour MEP Alex Mayer said at a high...

In response to President Trump's steel and aluminium tariffs announced last month, the European Union will launch retaliatory tariffs against US exports this Friday 22 June.

US exports such as jeans, motorbikes, cranberries, orange juice, sweetcorn and peanut butter will be targeted, trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom confirmed today.

Labour MEP Alex Mayer said:

“The position of Donald Trump is deeply worrying. He seems hell-bent on provoking trade conflicts around the globe.

“But he can't get away with bullying his trading partners.

"Of course Britain and the EU didn't want to get into this position but Trump's unilateral and unjustified decision didn't leave many options.
 
“What today does show though, is that Britain is so much stronger as part of the world’s largest single market bargaining as part of a bloc with the weight of the 500 million strong consumers."

Bully Trump Shows Britain Stronger In EU Says Alex Mayer MEP

In response to President Trump's steel and aluminium tariffs announced last month, the European Union will launch retaliatory tariffs against US exports this Friday 22 June. US exports such as...

Euro MP Alex Mayer has welcomed the resignation of Charles Horton, Chief Executive Officer of Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR).

GTR has been particularly hit by the recent rail timetable shake up with passengers facing sudden cancellations and numerous delays.

Ms Mayer said “I’m glad that Charles Horton has taken the honourable decision to resign following the new timetable debacle, in stark contrast to this Government where the Transport Secretary has refused to take responsibility.

“The Government should apologise for the consequences of the new timetable chaos and the botched privatisation experiment.”

“It is clear that this ideological system for running our trains has failed, only a Labour government will bring the railways back under public control where they belong.”

Alex Mayer MEP Welcomes Govia CEO Resignation

Euro MP Alex Mayer has welcomed the resignation of Charles Horton, Chief Executive Officer of Govia Thameslink Railway (GTR).GTR has been particularly hit by the recent rail timetable shake up...


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