Category Archives: Gaza

Redspokes Big Ride – charity fundraiser for humanitarian support for Gaza children

On Saturday cyclists set off from Edinburgh to London to raise money to support children in Gaza. They will do the ride over 10 days with many others joining them along the way. “The Big Ride is an initiative by … Continue reading

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Scottish Parliament debates support for Palestinian independence

Last week the Scottish Parliament debated a two state solution for the Israeli Palestinian conflict. I extend my thanks to Sandra White MSP for bringing this important debate to the Chamber, and was grateful for the opportunity to speak in … Continue reading

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Seeking support for Gaza

Earlier this week I was selected for Culture and External Affairs Question Time and raised the issue of Gaza following my recent visit with John Finnie MSP. I asked the Scottish Government’s Minister for External Affairs, Humza Yousaf MSP, what … Continue reading

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Global perspective on violence against women

Earlier this week, I spoke in a Member’s Debate celebrating 20 years of Zero Tolerance an Edinburgh based organisation working to tackle the causes of men’s violence against women.  The campaign highlights the many forms that violence against women can … Continue reading

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Reporting back from Gaza

When I was first invited by the Council for European-Palestinian Relations to be part of a Europe wide fact finding delegation of Parliamentarians to visit Gaza, I was immediately keen to join the four day visit. As a teenager, I … Continue reading

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