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We will only say yes to a directive against gender-based violence that is not empty

Rodríguez criticises that the EU does not have a directive against gender-based violence and the Council’s opposition to include rape as a crime.

Soraya Rodríguez calls for a revision of the Temporary Protection Directive to help Ukrainian refugees

Rodriguez calls for revision of the Temporary Protection Directive to guarantee access to sexual health services for Ukrainian refugees living in the EU.

Soraya Rodríguez MEP denounces in the plenary Human Rights violations in Afghanistan

Rodriguez reviews the crimes of the Taliban regime and calls on EU member states to increase the issuance of humanitarian visas and sanctions against leaders.

Soraya Rodríguez asks Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič about the Farm to Fork strategy

Rodríguez asks Commissioner Maroš Šefčovič when the Commission will present its proposal for the strategy on sustainable food systems.

Soraya Rodríguez on the dictatorship in Nicaragua and the Sakharov Prize (AFET)

Rodríguez presents Vilma Núñez and Rolando Álvarez as Sakharov Prize candidates for their work in defense of human rights under the dictatorship in Nicaragua

Soraya Rodriguez on negotiating the directive on gender-based violence and the ‘Solo sí es sí’ law (FEMM)

Rodríguez asks the Spanish equality minister about her negotiating position on the directive on gender-based violence during the Spanish presidency of the Council of the EU.

Soraya Rodríguez on discrimination and sexual violence in sport

Soraya Rodríguez calls for zero tolerance to discrimination and sexual violence in sport and calls on plenary to act

Soraya Rodríguez on the ecological transition and the electricity bill

Rodríguez pide a la UE que el coste económico de la transformación verde no lo asuman los consumidores, trabajadores y sectores vulnerables.

Soraya Rodríguez on the democratic will of the people of Guatemala in the face of harassment and threats

Soraya Rodríguez criticizes the action of Guatemala’s judiciary after the June 2023 elections, which tries to interfere with the election result

Soraya Rodríguez on climate change and global warming

Soraya Rodríguez calls for a European action plan to prevent and adapt to natural disasters caused by climate change

Soraya Rodríguez on children deprived of liberty in the world

Rodriguez denounces that more than 7 million children are in deprivation of liberty around the world

Soraya Rodriguez defends Nature Restoration Law

Soraya Rodriguez defends the Nature Restoration Law and points out that there is a lack of political courage.

Soraya Rodríguez is committed to deepening relations with the Palestinian Authority

Soraya Rodríguez calls for a deepening of relations with the Palestinian Authority, asking for more democracy, respect for human rights and elections.

Soraya Rodríguez describes the new European Nature Restoration Law as historic (ENVI)

The European Nature Restoration Act presents itself as a crucial step towards the protection and restoration of ecosystems in Europe

Soraya Rodriguez accuses Putin of using hunger as a weapon of war

Soraya Rodríguez (Cs) denounces Putin’s use of hunger as a weapon of war in Ukraine. Food crisis, urgent solutions and G7 decisions.

Soraya Rodríguez calls for more sanctions against the Ortega regime in Nicaragua

MEP calls for more sanctions and an end to the impunity of Ortega and Murillo's regime in Nicaragua.

Soraya Rodríguez on the Due Diligence Directive for the defense of human rights and the environment

Soraya Rodriguez also referred to the victims of catastrophes such as Ranah Plaza, Brumadinho, and the need of justice being done.

Soraya Rodríguez on cooperation with Pan-African Parliament

Rodríguez points out the importance of working with African parliaments to improve their democracy and give voice to sectors that often do not have it, as well as to establish more democratic systems and with greater freedoms

Soraya Rodríguez calls on the EU to take a firm stand against China against human organ trafficking

"To end impunity in China, we must put an end to this crime that brings with it a demand from third countries," she denounced.

Soraya Rodríguez reports violation of women’s rights in Poland and lack of response from the EU

MEP condemns unjust sentencing of Polish sexual and reproductive rights activist Justyna Wydrzyńska.

Soraya Rodríguez on the situation of women and girls in Iran

The MEP has urged the international community to provide emergency visas and integration opportunities, and to support a genuine democratic transition in Iran.

Soraya Rodriguez on the rights and opportunities of all women and girls

Soraya Rodríguez recalls that the rights of women and girls are questioned with every crisis and regrets the delay in the presentation of the directive against gender-based violence

Soraya Rodríguez, on the European directive on violence against women

MEP highlights at FEMM the importance of improving the European Directive on Violence against Women

Soraya Rodríguez on supporting the ICC against the Duterte regime in the Philippines

Soraya Rodríguez on supporting the ICC against the Duterte regime in the Philippines.

Soraya Rodriguez calls on the Council to ratify the Istanbul Convention

“We have been waiting six years for the ratification of the Istanbul Convention. When 50 women are killed in the Union every week, it is a real tragedy. It is unacceptable.”

Soraya Rodríguez on women in science careers

MEP calls for the elimination of all barriers for women to enter science careers on an equal footing

Soraya Rodríguez in AFET on the situation of human rights in Nicaragua (AFET)

Rodriguez calls for more sanctions against Ortega’s regime and judges who are carrying out political repression in Nicaragua

Soraya Rodríguez in ENVI on the protection of biodiversity and climate change (ENVI)

MEP highlights achievements made at COP 15 and the need for effective governance for environmental protection

Resolution on the reaction of the European Union to the protests and executions in Iran

Soraya Rodríguez calls on EU to include Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization.

Soraya Rodríguez criticises the indignity of the statements of the Secretary of State for Equality (FEMM)

Rodriguez stresses the importance of ratifying the Istanbul Convention and condemns the trivialization of violence against women

Soraya Rodríguez calls for strengthening protection measures for victims of gender-based violence (FEMM)

Renew Europe MEP calls for better protection and prevention of gender-based violence

Soraya Rodríguez on nature and biodiversity restoration targets (ENVI)

Soraya Rodríguez highlights the importance of the first Law on Nature Restoration at European level

Soraya Rodríguez warns of urgency to address biodiversity crisis at COP15

The MEP has warned about the planetary emergency resulting from biodiversity crisis and stresses the need to take immediate action at the COP15 Summit.

On the human rights situation in Afghanistan, in particular the deterioration of women’s rights and the attacks against schools

Soraya Rodriguez: “Let’s call things by its name: in Afghanistan there is a real gender apartheid”

EU directive to ensure women’s access to management positions in companies

Soraya Rodríguez applauds the new EU directive whereby at least 40% of board seats must be held by women.

Debate on Mental Health in the plenary session of the European Parliament

MEP Soraya Rodriguez calls for a European mental health strategy following statements by Ivan Bartoš and Stella Kyriakides.

Resolution on the death of Mahsa Amini and repression of demonstrators in defense of women’s rights in Iran

Soraya Rodriguez demands strong EU sanctions against Iran’s regime that oppresses women

Soraya Rodriguez on the European Directive against Gender-based Violence

The MEP has made an urgent call for the ratification of the Istanbul Convention and the adoption of a directive against gender-based violence.

Soraya Rodríguez suggests urgent measures to fight next summer’s fires now

The MEP's call for action seeks to prevent and combat next summer's forest fires in Europe, strengthen the EU's fire-fighting competence and restore affected areas.

Soraya Rodríguez on the rejection of the Constitution in Chile (AFET)

The MEP highlights the innovation and equality present in the constitutional text and raises questions about the majority will, the role of the general courts and indigenous participation

Soraya Rodríguez promotes the final report on the Mar Menor to achieve its recovery (ENVI)

The Spanish MEP highlights the need to address nitrate discharges and review urban development in the Mar Menor

More protection for indigenous communities and environmental defenders in Amazonas

Brazil is the fourth most dangerous country in the world for environmental defenders. In recent years, the number of attacks has only increased.

Soraya Rodríguez calls for European solidarity for those affected by the Zamora fire

EP Soraya Rodríguez launches measures after the Sierra de la Culebra (Zamora) disaster: sixth generation fires cannot be tackled with 1990 methods.

Report on ensuring food security and long-term resilience of the EU agriculture

Soraya Rodríguez defended the need to work with partner countries to improve their food autonomy and guarantee the right to food.

Soraya Rodríguez on the devastation of human rights in Afghanistan by the Taliban regime

MEP Soraya Rodríguez warns that nothing can be expected from the Taliban government

Soraya Rodríguez calls for greater effort against trafficking in Ukrainian refugee women and girls

'The lack of prosecutions and open judicial proceedings in cases of trafficking in Ukrainian refugee women and girls is a matter of concern,' she said.

Soraya Rodríguez calls for ratification of the EU-Chile agreement and strengthening the role of women (AFET)

Ms Soraya Rodríguez, MEP from Renew Europe Group, urges to ratify the EU-Chile agreement and strengthen the role of women in trade, digitalization, gender and the environment.

Resolution on the Supreme Court Decision who revokes Right to Abortion in the United States

Soraya Rodriguez calls for the constitutionalisation of the right to abortion in the EU

Soraya Rodríguez praises the EU’s political courage to promote the Fit for 55 program

"A decarbonized Europe will be a more competitive Europe, better for workers and citizens", she said.

Resolution on the impact that the war against Ukraine has on women

Soraya Rodríguez condemns the rapes of women in Ukraine as war crimes and calls for all health support for them when they arrive in the EU

Soraya Rodríguez in Plenary on corruption in Guatemala

"The European Parliament cannot remain silent: the Guatemalan authorities must reverse this drift against the rule of law."

Soraya Rodriguez calls for convening the first International Conference of Afghan women

MEP calls on High Representative for Foreign Policy to convene Afghan women's conference.

Soraya Rodríguez in Plenary calls on Mexico to protect journalists in the face of assassinations

Without freedom of the press there is no democracy: Mexico must protect journalists before ending impunity.

Soraya Rodriguez supports the elimination of fossil energy subsidies

Eliminate subsidies to fossil energies: 52,000 million in 2020 that could have accelerated renewables.

Soraya Rodríguez denounces death penalty in Iran

The MEP claims that respect for life should underpin any international dialogue: "It is non-negotiable."

Debate on the worrying drought in the Iberian Peninsula

Soraya Rodríguez, MEP, also calls for sensitivity in the demands made on Spain regarding land use emissions, given the special effects of climate change.

Soraya Rodríguez calls for human rights to be a priority in the EU’s external strategy

The MEP presented the annual report 2021 on Human Rights and Democracy in the World at the plenary session of the European Parliament.

Soraya Rodríguez has denounced the rape of women and girls in Sudan as another weapon of war

The MEP calls for sanctions against the Sudanese regime and for it to be held accountable for human rights violations.

Soraya Rodríguez condemns the dictatorship in Cuba and calls for support for the EU

Rodriguez condemns the Cuban dictatorship, ask for the release of political prisoners and remembers that in November there were 1,130 repressive actions against civilians.

Soraya Rodríguez denounces the critical situation in Nicaragua

Rodríguez in plenary denounces the critical situation in Nicaragua and calls for a resolution condemning the fraudulent electoral process held in November.

Soraya Rodríguez calls on the EU to take concrete action to fight hunger

Rodriguez calls on the EU to take concrete action to combat hunger and malnutrition in the world, suffered by almost half of the world’s population.

Soraya Rodríguez demands that the EU include sexist violence as a eurocrime

Rodriguez calls for sexist violence to be included as a Eurocrime in the EU Treaties and for a European directive to combat this crime to be adopted.

Soraya Rodríguez on the Human Right to a Clean Environment

Rodriguez on the right to a clean environment, highlighting the need to protect spaces such as the Mar Menor, on which countless species depend.

Soraya Rodríguez on growing authoritarianism and denial of women’s rights

Rodriguez on growing authoritarianism and denial of women’s rights, especially those related to reproduction.

Soraya Rodríguez calls for protection of the most vulnerable from the high price of energy

Rodríguez calls for the protection of the most vulnerable from the high price of energy, which relates to the delay in the implementation of the green transition in Europe.

Soraya Rodríguez condemns repression in Cuba

Rodríguez condemns the repression in Cuba by the Díaz-Canel government and charges against groups that call for the release of prisoners but do not condemn the regime.

Soraya Rodríguez on the situation in Afghanistan with the Taliban Government

Rodriguez asks to be able to evacuate women to escape the government with terrorists wanted by the international community.

Soraya Rodríguez defends the EU Environment Action Programme

Rodríguez defends the 8th EU Environment Action Programme until 2030 and calls for strengthening and fulfilling it, which has not happened with the previous ones.

Soraya Rodríguez on the political and human rights crisis in Nicaragua

Rodriguez calls on EU sanctions for Daniel Ortega, president of Nicaragua, and his family, for creating a network of corruption and establishing a dictatorship in the country.

Soraya Rodríguez on the Magnitsky Law

Rodríguez claims that the Magnitsky law can be used to also prosecute corruption that sustains the violation of Human Rights.

Soraya Rodríguez on defending abortion as a fundamental right

Rodriguez defends abortion as a fundamental right and ensures that denying or limiting it are forms of gender-based violence against women.

Soraya Rodríguez on the defense of human rights in Cuba

Rodriguez calls for EU support for persecuted activists in Cuba and redirect action on the island to support human rights.

Soraya Rodríguez on the commitment to strengthen the UN and effective multilateralism

Rodríguez presents a UN report that calls for strengthening the entity and curbing populism and exclusive nationalism with multilateralism.

Soraya Rodríguez on the situation of girls and women in Afghanistan

Rodriguez calls on the EU to ensure that the departure of troops from Afghanistan will not return girls and women to the previous bad human rights situation.

Soraya Rodríguez on Biodiversity Strategy

Rodríguez calls for the support of Parliament’s plenary for the report on the Biodiversity Strategy.

Soraya Rodríguez calls for EU ambition to recognise the impact of climate change on human rights

Rodriguez calls for the right to a healthy environment to be included in the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.

Soraya Rodríguez on the European vaccination passport

Rodriguez rejects Council proposal to add restrictions to the agreed European vaccination passport.

Soraya Rodríguez on EU support for human rights defenders in China

Rodriguez calls for increased support for human rights defenders in China and facilitating humanitarian visas.

Soraya Rodríguez on the meeting with Erdoğan and his gesture to Von Der Leyen

Rodriguez criticises Turkish democratic setback and government machismo at a meeting with Von Der Leyen.

Soraya Rodríguez on Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention

Rodriguez criticises Turkish government’s 'devastating' decision to abandon Istanbul Convention.

Soraya Rodríguez on the European vaccination certificate

Rodríguez argues that the EU’s best response to the pandemic is to provide a joint response and use of the European vaccination certificate.

Soraya Rodríguez on EU-Africa strategy

Rodríguez calls to improve relations with Africa to achieve the continent’s goals on equality and climate change, among others.

Soraya Rodríguez on women victims of gender-based violence in pandemic

Rodriguez calls for an aid plan for women victims of gender-based violence in emergency situations such as the pandemic.

Soraya Rodríguez presents a report on victims of trafficking in Europe

Rodríguez proposes to reform the European anti-trafficking directive and fight from all perspectives to protect victims.

Soraya Rodríguez on Yemen’s humanitarian situation

Rodriguez asks to resume dialogue in Yemen and propose a ceasefire to Saudi Arabia after the change of position from the US government.

Soraya Rodríguez asks the Commission to publish contracts for the purchase of Covid vaccines

Rodriguez calls on the Commission to publish contracts with pharmaceutical companies for the purchase of Covid vaccines and to press for non-stop vaccinations.