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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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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 WESC Inquiry into GRA Reform (Nov 2020)

Written evidence submitted  in November 2020 on behalf of Labour Women’s Declaration working group by Alice Bondi  EXECUTIVE SUMMARY i. The Scottish Government’s proposed Bill does not offer a suitable alternative to reforming the GRA [2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4] ii. Considerable problems arise through confusion of the terms ‘sex’ and ‘gender’ in the GRA [3.1,

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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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LWD Submission to Government Conversion Therapy Consultation

  Labour Women’s Declaration working group submitted our response to the government’s Conversion Therapy Consultation on 22nd December 2021. We hope that if you are reading this before the closing date of 4th February 2022, you have either submitted your own response or will be doing so. You may find ideas in our document that

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