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Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis welcomed the realisation of her campaign to decriminalise homosexuality in the north part of Cyprus.

Today’s second reading approval by Turkish Cypriot deputies of an amendment to the island’s colonial era ban on gay sex marks the end of a long crusade by Yannakoudakis, the Turkish Cypriot LGBT community and human […]

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Conservative MEPs today headed off extreme proposals on “sexual and reproductive health and rights” which would see sex education become compulsory across Europe for children as young as four.

A report by Portuguese Socialist Edite Estrela seeks to enforce a set of rules across the whole […]

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Two years after Turkish Cypriot leader Dr. Derviş Eroğlu promised Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis to repeal the north part of the island’s ban on homosexuality, the London MEP has returned to Cyprus to revive the process.

While proposals for a repeal were […]

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A Conservative MEP who has been campaigning for the decriminalisation homosexuality in the northern part of Cyprus welcomed news that an amendment to repeal the ban has been approved by cabinet.

An article in Cyprus Today reported that the 13-page Penal Code (Amendment) Law will be sent to the north’s legislature where it would go […]

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The EU Commissioner for Enlargement &#352tefan Füle refused a Conservative MEP’s request to suspend human rights funding to the Turkish Cypriot community following slow progress on the repeal of the ban on homosexuality in the northern part of Cyprus.

The current law on homosexuality in the northern part of the island dates back to British […]

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London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis today made speech in the European Parliament criticising recent comments by the speaker of the Ugandan parliament on the country’s draconian anti-gay legislation and called on the EU to suspend its aid to Uganda if the bill becomes law.

Marina Yannakoudakis, who is Conservative spokesman on women’s rights in the […]

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A Conservative MEP today condemned the amount of aid  which the EU gives to those countries which retain the death penalty for homosexuality. In 2010, the EU gave €545 million to countries, including €6 million to Iran which has hanged more than 100 men for homosexuality since 1979.

The EU has no aid conditionality based […]

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London Conservative MEP Marina Yannakoudakis today co-authored a resolution aimed at supporting rights for lesbian women in Africa.

The joint resolution which was submitted by all political groups bar one, addressed violent and degrading treatment which targets lesbian women in Africa. Female homosexuality is illegal in 27 African countries with Malawi newly outlawing female homosexuality […]

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Marina Yannakoudakis, Conservative MEP for London, today criticised proposals approved by the parliament’s Women’s Rights and Gender Equalities Committee which called for quotas for female representation and repeated unreasonable demands to introduce 20 weeks of paid maternity leave across the European Union.

Marina, who is Conservative Spokesman for Women’s Rights in the European Parliament, […]

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Following reports of recent arrests for homosexual
acts in the northern part of Cyprus Marina Yannakoudakis MEP wrote to Turkish Cypriot leader Dr. Derviş Eroğlu condemning the arrests, calling for charges to be dropped and asking for a moratorium on further arrests. The Conservative MEP for London, who has been campaigning for the repeal […]

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