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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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Cambridge Labour Councillor Resigns

Cambridge Labour councillor, Kevin Price resigned live during a full Cambridge Council meeting on 23rd October 2020 in protest at a motion affecting women’s rights on which women had not been consulted. See pages 15 – 17 of the Council  Information pack for the motion being  discussed. The amendments proposed by Labour to the LibDem

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LWD Celebrates First Anniversary

Happy 1st Birthday Labour Women’s Declaration! Labour women met up over the weekend of the 19th and 20th of October 2019, and the Labour Women’s Declaration was born. We marked our anniversary with a public webinar (speeches and video coming soon) and played out on this: “No More Silencing of Women!”

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Voting in the NEC elections

Ballots for Labour NEC elections were sent out on 19 October 2020. Voting closes 12 November 2020. We wrote to all candidates and also did some research on what they had said on the public record. In case you wish to inform your choices based on the information we collected, please see the two lists

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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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Our response to the Scottish Hate Crime consultation

The Scottish Government recently held a consultation on proposed changes to hate crime and public order legislation in Scotland. The consultation closed on 24th July 2020. Among many concerns about the proposed changes to the law  are fears that it will affect free speech – including the ability to speak about women’s sex-based rights. Our

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