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Joint statement on Govt responsibility to uphold women’s sex-based rights

Labour Women’s Declaration is proud to stand in solidarity with the women who have campaigned for women’s sex-based rights across political parties and in the wider women’s liberation movement. Together with the women of  Woman’s Place UK, FiLia, Fair Play for Women, the Institute of Feminist Thought, Women Uniting, SNP Women’s Pledge, WEP Women’s Sex-Based

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Labour Peers speak up for women

Today’s urgent questions in the House of Lords saw three Labour Peers, speak up for women. Lord Triesman, Lord Young of Norwood Green and Lord Hunt of Kings Heath all expressed their satisfaction that the government has responded sensibly to the GRA consultation. Lord Triesman spoke out against the vilification of women such as JK

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Thank you Marsha De Cordova

“What will the Minister do to ensure that all public bodies including the Government Equality Office and the Equality & Human Rights Commission produce statutory guidance which is in keeping with the legislation?” Sincere thanks to Marsha De Cordova,  Labour Shadow Secretary for Women and Equalities, for asking this crucial question in support of Labour’s

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LWD response to GRA parliamentary Q&A session

Labour Women’s Declaration working group, representing those who aim to uphold women’s sex-based rights within Labour and Labour policy, were disappointed to follow the ‘urgent questions’ session with Liz Truss and hear so many MPs, from all parties, attack the Minister for Women and Equalities regarding her statement on Tuesday about changes to the Gender

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Response to Government GRA Statement

No substantial reform of the GRA process  Labour Women’s Declaration welcomes the decision not to proceed with changing the Gender Recognition Act (GRA) to permit self-identification as the only prerequisite for the granting of a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC). The safeguarding of transitioning individuals demands proper checks and professional expertise, as is intended by the

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What you can do to support our campaign

Announcement by Liz Truss on the Gender Recognition Act Consultation and Reform    It is possible that an announcement will be made on 23rd September. When and if Liz Truss makes an announcement we will issue a statement in response which we will publish here on our website, Twitter feed and Facebook page. Actions we

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LWD briefing on sex-based rights and GRA reform

Briefing update for MPs, Peers and Party members on sex-based rights and GRA reform. We prepared this briefing in anticipation of the Women and Equalities Minister Liz Truss announcing the outcome of the consultation on the Gender Recognition Act 2004 (GRA), possible changes to guidance on application of the single-sex exceptions in the Equality Act 2010

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LWD Letter to Labour Women MPs

Labour Women’s Declaration Working Group have written to all female Labour MPs asking them to show support to Rosie Duffield and Jenny Marra. We are offering them the opportunity to meet with us, to discuss any questions they may have about the evidence and arguments we are putting forward about the threat to women’s rights

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