Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the 29th report of the Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs and International Development, entitled “Raising Her Voice: Confronting the Unique Challenges Facing Women Human Rights Defenders”.
Pursuant to Standing Order 109, the committee requests that the government table a comprehensive response to this report.
I would also like to thank the witnesses who had the courage to come forward, many of them at great risk to themselves, to testify before the committee.
As this is the last report I will be tabling, I also want to say that it has been a tremendous honour to be the chair of the subcommittee on international human rights. I want to thank all the committee members for working together collaboratively on some of the most difficult issues of our day.
I would also like to thank the support staff, our two clerks, the analysts, the interpreters and the technical staff, for the tremendous work they have done for the committee.