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Sex in the Census

With a month to go until the census on March 21, 15 organisations including LWD have launched the Sex in the Census campaign to protest against the last-minute decision by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) not to ask people to answer accurately with their biological sex. The Sex in the Census campaign is not

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We stand with Kiri

Kiri Tunks is a teacher, socialist, internationalist, co-founder of Woman’s Place UK and a founder signatory of Labour Women’s Declaration. In January 2021, Kiri was invited to speak at a Labour Party ward meeting to mark International Women’s Day. She was asked to speak about challenging sexism in education and wider society. This week she

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Toilet provision: consultation response

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government launched a consultation over toilet provision for men and women. This is Labour Women’s Declaration’s response: 1. The key points in the call for evidence “[T]here needs to be proper provision of gender-specific toilets for both men and women, with a clear steer in building standards guidance”

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No-platforming and the so-called Left: a speech by Esther Giles

Esther Giles, who was due to appear at last weekend’s Labour Lockout event but was no-platformed, spoke today at Labour Against the Witchhunt’s Building the Campaign for Free Speech event. This is the text of her speech: No-Platforming and the so-called Left: The Supposed “Right of Intolerance” “I disapprove of what you say, but I

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Changing sex to gender identity in data collection

The Chief Statistician of Scotland is consulting on erasing sex as a category for data collection for all public organisations. Except in a few cases, he is proposing that ‘gender identity’ replaces sex. As Labour Women’s Declaration, we recognise that women and girls are subject to discrimination and oppression based on their sex. This has

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#SixWords-For the word ‘person’ substitute ‘woman’

  Call to Action #SixWords – For the word ‘person’ substitute ‘woman’. “Giving birth is not like chairing a meeting. It cannot be done by a person of either sex.” It is beyond belief that it has taken governments 103 years to notice women in government may have babies. We are very pleased to see

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Free Speech for Women at a Free Speech Rally

#StopTheLabourLockout LWD signatory Esther Giles has been no platformed at a free speech rally  organised today by a coalition of left groups in support of suspended members. We are asking all those who support free speech to insist that Esther is reinstated as a speaker, and if this doesn’t happen to withdraw from the rally.

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