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Labour Women’s Declaration Scotland is holding an open meeting about #Conversion Practices Ban Bill. Join us in Glasgow at 6.45pm on Thurs 7th March to hear about our serious concerns prior to making your own responses.

Join the Guest List It’s good to talk? A panel led discussion on the Scottish Government’s proposed Conversion Practices Bill. Thu 7th Mar 2024 6:45 …

Labour Women's Declaration

1. Women and girls are subject to discrimination and oppression on the basis of their sex.

2. Women have the right to freedom of belief, freedom of expression and freedom of assembly (Articles 18, 19 and 20 of the UN Declaration of Human Rights).

3. Women have the right to discuss policies which affect them, without being abused, harassed or intimidated.

4. Women have the right to maintain their sex-based protections, as set out in the Equality Act 2010. These include female-only spaces such as changing rooms, hospital wards, sanitary and sleeping accommodation, refuges, hostels and prisons.

5. Women have the right to participate in single-sex sports, to ensure fairness and safety at all levels of competition.

6. Women have the right to organise themselves, as a sex, across a range of cultural, leisure, educational and political activities.

7. We condemn all attempts to undermine or limit the rights of women to self-organise and call on the Labour Party and the trades union movement to actively support these essential freedoms.

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This is the women's rights composite Motion 10 which the majority of local Scottish Labour Party delegates at #scotlab24 supported, but which was defeated due to trade union delegates from GMB Union Unite the union & UNISON voting against. Women members of these unions are now demanding answers about which elements of the motion below their unions do not support:"Composite 10 – Women’s RightsConference notes that the Labour movement is based on the principle of equality, has a proud history of supporting women’s rights, and pushing the march towards equality onwards. Conference celebrates the provisions of the Equality Act 2010, enacted by the last Labour Government.Conference urges Scottish Labour to acknowledge the principle of women’s sex based rights, as well as those conferred upon them by other protected characteristics.Conference notes that the Equality Act 2010 has single sex spaces for women in a state of physical or emotional vulnerability including, but not exclusive to, toilets, changing rooms, healthcare facilities, prisons, refuges, most sports, and trauma counselling.Conference acknowledges that violence, exploitation and discrimination against women and girls remains a blight on Scottish society and that the Labour movement is duty bound to stamp it out. Conference acknowledges that women and girls are at certain material disadvantages compared to men, in particular in relation to sexual violence. Women’s and girls’ sexuality are vulnerable to exploitation including pornography and prostitution.Conference calls on Scottish Labour to encourage positive debate within the Labour Party.Conference also calls on Scottish Labour to take account of the primacy of the Equality Act 2010 in policy development and to take the steps required to end inequality and protect women and girls from violence, discrimination, and exploitation."Scottish Labour Women’s Conference (Edinburgh Southern CLP) & Rutherglen CLP ... See MoreSee Less
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Former MSP Elaine Smith asks the key questions of Scottish Labour Party & trade unions GMB Union Unite the union and UNISON after the shock vote against the women's rights Motion 10 at #scotlab24"A sea of men's hands, voting down a motion that came from Women's Conference. That was frankly so chilling comrades....""What will the party now do to uphold the views of women as expressed at Women's Conference?""1. Will we have a breakdown of the votes? 2. Why did the Conference Arrangements Committee not allow debate? ... See MoreSee Less
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Watch the inspiring speech proposing the women's rights motion here, from a member of the Scottish Labour Women's Committee... ... See MoreSee Less
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