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LWD Submission to Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill

The Scottish government has presented, in the Scottish Parliament, a Bill to reform the UK-wide Gender Recognition Act (GRA) specifically for Scotland. This follows the UK government’s decision to make no changes to it beyond a reduction in the fee and making the process available online. A call for evidence regarding the provisions of the

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#IStandWithSueLent

Labour Women’s Declaration stands with our Working Group member and  Cardiff Labour councillor Sue Lent in the face of  gutter journalism attacking her right to hold gender critical views. We call on Welsh Labour leaders to speak up in support of their longstanding friend and loyal comrade. In reply to their articles about Sue, we

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Respect My Sex If You Want My X

Jane Meagher, Labour candidate for Edinburgh City Council (Portobello and Craigmillar Ward) tells us that she’s had more emails on the subject of sex and gender identity than on all other issues put together. She’s given us permission to share her response here. On the doorstep, voters in this Scottish ward have been asking Jane

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Local Election Campaign – Respect My Sex

In corporations and councils, from parliament to playgrounds, the two sexes – man and woman, male and female – are being sidelined in language, law, policy and public spaces. Council Elections 5th May 2022 There are council elections taking place in many parts of the UK this May. Many local councillors will be standing for election.

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A Further statement on Conversion Therapy

Earlier this year, a consultation on a proposed ban on conversion therapy closed, with enormous numbers of individuals and organisations submitting responses expressing concern about the proposals. Today, via a leak, we have learned that the government is abandoning the plan, and we are relieved. We hope that this means that good supportive services will

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LWD Fact Sheets

LWD’s concerns about the Government’s proposals regarding conversion therapy are explained in this fact sheet. The core issue in efforts to reform the Gender Recognition Act is the establishment of legal self-identification. Our fact sheet outlines the potential difficulties with self-ID.

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LWD response to Labour’s VAWG Green Paper

A Statement from Labour Women’s Declaration Working Group on the Labour Party’s Green Paper ‘Ending Violence to Women and Girls’. There is much to be welcomed in this paper and we are heartened to see the Party developing a holistic and potentially effective response to the prevalence of Male Violence Against Women and Girls in

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Statement in response to the EHRC intervention

We are delighted to sign this joint statement welcoming the two recent responses of the EHRC –  to the Scottish Government’s proposals for  Gender Recognition Act reform and to the UK government’s Conversion Therapy Ban Consultation. “The Equality and Human Rights Commission’s response to the UK Government’s Consultation on conversion therapy and its letter to

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Conversion therapy consultation: LWD guidance

LWD guidance for conversion therapy consultation responses URGENT – DO THIS NOW Firstly, and most importantly, if you haven’t already done so, e-mail your MP as soon as possible using Sex Matters’ pro forma, to urge them to press pause on this consultation. THIS IS URGENT – don’t delay! Answering the consultation You can download

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