Why I Initiated a Debate on Widows at the House of Lords

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I initiated a debate at the House of Lords on Monday 30th June 2014 asking what the UK Government is doing to raise awareness of International Widows Day. These debates known as Questions for Short Debate (QSD) allow members of the House of Lords to ask questions to Her Majesty’s Government. Therefore I used this opportunity to lobby the government to see if they can include widow’s issues in the UN’s post Millennium Development goals.

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It was an interesting debate which ended with Baroness Northover making some closing remarks and these points in particular: [Read more…]