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LWD Response to Labour Representation Committee statement of 13.08.21

The Labour Representation Committee (LRC) claims to be “preparing the labour movement for power”.  We are only too desperate to have a potential government that could make a real difference to the lives of all those so badly hurt by the policies of the Conservatives.  It was therefore surprising to find that LRC’s latest target

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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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LWD Response to NEC Statement On Women’s Representation

With Women’s Conference deadlines announced and delegations soon to be made, with Scottish Labour MSP selections looming, women members all over the country will be seeking advice from the official Labour Party site. Labour Women’s Declaration working group is dismayed by the NEC out of date statement on All Women Shortlists, women’s officers and minimum

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LWD Responds to WESC Inquiry on GRA Reform

Members of Parliament on the House of Commons’ Women and Equalities Select Committee are currently holding an inquiry into reform of the Gender Recognition Act. According to the committee, the inquiry is designed to examine the government’s proposals for change to the gender recognition process, ‘gathering evidence on whether the proposed changes to GRA2004 are

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Open letter to Sir Keir Starmer MP

  Open letter to: Sir Keir Starmer MP, Leader of the Opposition Cc: Angela Rayner, Deputy Leader Marsha de Cordova, Shadow Secretary, Women and Equalities From: Labour Women’s Declaration  23rd November 2020 Dear Keir, OBJECTION TO YOUR TWEET OF INACCURATE AND OFFENSIVE VIDEO The Labour Women’s Declaration Working Group, on behalf of over 5000 Labour

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Statement in support of Rosie Duffield MP

#WeStandWithRosieDuffield It should not take courage to speak about women – our sex and our bodies – nor to insist on our right to organise as women and defend our legal protections. Yet this is 2020. And this is the Labour Party. But, at last, we can celebrate the bravery of Rosie Duffield, the first

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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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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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