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Sarah Champion

Labour MP for Rotherham

Labour MP for Rotherham
This Mother's Day Think Of The 54,000 Women Forced Out Of Work Because Of Maternity

This Mother's Day Think Of The 54,000 Women Forced Out Of Work Because Of Maternity Discrimination

<img alt="all women everywhere" src="http://i.huffpost.com/gen/5135874/original.jpg" width="300" height="35" /> It's important on Mother's Day that we recognise the contribution that mother's make to the UK economy, both in terms of their place in the labour market and the value of their investment in the UK workforce through paid and unpaid care. Yet we know that since last Mother's Day, according to the government's own estimates, 54,000 mums have been forced out of work due to maternity discrimination.
24/03/2017 17:09 GMT
Britain's BAME Women Should Not Bear The Brunt Of Economic

Britain's BAME Women Should Not Bear The Brunt Of Economic Cuts

<img alt="all women everywhere" src="http://i.huffpost.com/gen/5135874/original.jpg" width="300" height="35" /> The economic discrimination suffered by Black and Minority Ethnic Women (BAME) is an intolerable, yet sadly tolerated, reality of British life... If Theresa May is serious about her government building "a Britain that works for everyone", a good first step would be ensuring that all new policies are implemented with full regard for black and minority ethnic women, instead of leaving those who are already struggling even worse off.
06/03/2017 16:48 GMT
What On Earth Is Going On In The West Bank - And How Are We Letting It

What On Earth Is Going On In The West Bank - And How Are We Letting It Happen?

Our time at the compound was running out so we spent the last half an hour in the processing room where prisoners are first taken to be charged.  This was a very different atmosphere, partly because it was a much smaller room, but it also seemed to be more menacing. The judge immediately looked uncomfortable when we walked in...
10/02/2017 17:56 GMT
Two Years on From the Gaza War, We Must Take Action to End the Suffering of the 1.8million Palestinians Living Under a Near D...

Two Years on From the Gaza War, We Must Take Action to End the Suffering of the 1.8million Palestinians Living Under a Near Decade-Long Blockade

In the summer of 2014, all eyes fell on the tragic events of the 51-day war in Gaza, infamously known as Operation Protective Edge. The harrowing stories of death, loss and destruction, sparked a monumental show of solidarity across Britain, with many calling for an end to the killing of innocent children and civilians, and demanded a long lasting solution to the Israeli-Palestine conflict.
07/07/2016 12:59 BST
Three Months On and Still the Missing Didcot Men Are Not

Three Months On and Still the Missing Didcot Men Are Not Found

Three months ago, on 23 February 2016, the decommissioned boiler house at the Didcot power station collapsed. While the reason for the collapse is still unclear, the consequences were devastating as the demolition men were working on the ground floor of the building when the massive structure dropped. Nearly 50 men were injured, four were killed and three of those four are still buried in the rubble. Three months on and three are still buried in the rubble.
23/05/2016 17:15 BST
Matalan Must Listen to Our Concerns on the Sexualisation of

Matalan Must Listen to Our Concerns on the Sexualisation of Children

Matalan are yet to sign up to the British Retail Consortium's Responsible Retailing guidelines on childrenswear, alongside other high street stores like George, Tesco and Next. As a respected family store, I am asking again for Matalan to remove the bra and reconsider the items they sell and market to young children.
13/05/2016 16:10 BST
The 'N'

The 'N' Word

I'm pleased the minister for industry now understands what we actually manufacture (an unkind soul would say she should have known this already) what concerns me is what will happen next. Anna Soubry talked the talk, she even mentioned the 'N' word (nationalisation!) but will she act?
04/04/2016 15:33 BST
Why Have You Not Acted, Mr

Why Have You Not Acted, Mr Cameron?

We need to make sure that victims are supported to become survivors and that the process of disclosure does not become another horror for them to endure. These are not big asks, they don't cost very much - indeed the costs in not implementing them are much greater. So why have you not acted on them?
03/03/2016 09:27 GMT
Child Abuse Exists in the Shadows - We Must Address This Toxic

Child Abuse Exists in the Shadows - We Must Address This Toxic Cocktail

As a country, we seem to have accepted that child abuse is almost inevitable. We get irate and call for resignations when each prosecution comes to court, but it is always the social worker or police officer to blame, rather than what could have been done to prevent it. Remember that each crime represents a child. The outcomes of abuse can be devastating.
02/02/2016 17:48 GMT
Why I Launched Dare2Care, A Campaign to Prevent Child

Why I Launched Dare2Care, A Campaign to Prevent Child Abuse

Through my campaigning to prevent the specific crime of child sexual exploitation (CSE), I found out more and more about the scale of child abuse in the UK. It is truly shocking... So what can we do to stop this abuse that is on an epic scale? More importantly, what can I as a Member of Parliament do? With this question keeping me awake, I developed the idea of Dare2Care.
20/01/2016 17:35 GMT
Gaza Is a Horrific Humanitarian Disaster That We Cannot Allow to

Gaza Is a Horrific Humanitarian Disaster That We Cannot Allow to Continue

My trip showed me the hidden scandal, breaking every international law, the illegal occupation of Palestinian land. I believe this will make a two-state solution virtually impossible. Right now, as well as the barrier, Israel is very actively building settlements on Palestinian land and using the protection of the Israelis housed in the settlements as the justification for military rule. If we truly want to see peace in the region, this blatant flouting of the law simply cannot be allowed to continue.
24/09/2015 17:38 BST