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Activists refute accusations of transphobia

Activists refute accusations of transphobia

PRESS RELEASE –  issued 12th February 2020

Thousands tweet #expelme in support of women’s rights and free speech

Women members of the Labour Party have hit back at claims that campaigning for women’s rights is ‘transphobic’.

The women are part of the same group which launched the Labour Women’s Declaration (LWD), which quickly gained almost 3,500 signatures of support, including from councillors and MSPs, when it went live last November. The declaration calls on Labour to uphold the right of women to discuss and debate matters affecting them. read more

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Labour women galvanised

Labour women galvanised by revived women’s liberation movement 

This article originally appeared in The Morning Star on 7th February 2020

Supporters of the Labour Women’s Declaration are taking action on all fronts to defend their sex-based rights, ALICE BREAN reports from their inaugural meeting.

When women come together, particularly when it’s to defend our sex-based rights, there is a palpable feeling of energy in the air. Such was the atmosphere at the inaugural meeting of supporters of the Labour Women’s Declaration (LWD). 

The meeting, held in London on the day after the Women’s Liberation Conference organised by UCL Women’s Liberation Special Interest Group and A Woman’s Place UK (see Lynne Walsh’s feature, Morning Star online, 2 Feb), was timed to make the most of women being in town for the event. read more

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Labour activists launch declaration on women’s sex-based rights

Labour activists launch declaration on women’s sex-based rights

This article originally appeared in The Morning Star on 11th November 2019

Three hundred Labour party activists and supporters including three MSPs and 24 Labour councillors have launched a declaration on women’s sex-based rights – and are calling for more signatories.

The declaration, which is being made in the form of a petition, is in response to moves which many fear threaten to erode and water down rights that women campaigned long and hard to achieve.

Concerns arose after Labour made commitments in its 2017 general election manifesto to reform the Gender Recognition Act (GRA). Many believe the proposals would have a detrimental effect on women’s sex-based rights – particularly the right to single-sex facilities such as hospital wards, toilets and changing rooms and also services for survivors of domestic violence and rape. read more

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