What’s the priority, Gender or Sex?

In May 2018 the Scottish Government published their first 'Position Statement’ on the implementation of the United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women United Nations Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women Article I For the purposes of the present Convention, the term "discrimination against … Continue reading What’s the priority, Gender or Sex?

Public Sector Equality Duty #AsktheMinister

On Thursday 6/12/18 the Scottish Parliament Equalities and Human Rights Committee met with Christina McKelvie MSP , the Minister for Older People and Equalities for an ask-the-Minister session. In the week or so leading up to this session the Committee had taken the move to ask members of the public via Twitter and Facebook for … Continue reading Public Sector Equality Duty #AsktheMinister

Gender Representation Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018 #AsktheMinister

On Thursday 6/12/18 the Scottish Parliament Equalities and Human Rights Committee met with Christina McKelvie MSP , the Minister for Older People and Equalities for an ask-the-Minister session. In the week or so leading up to this session the Committee had taken the move to ask members of the public via Twitter and Facebook for … Continue reading Gender Representation Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018 #AsktheMinister

CTEEA Committee Hear Evidence on Census Bill Part 1

On Thursday 6/12/18 the Scottish Parliament CTEEA Committee met to consider the Census (Amendment) (Scotland) Bill at stage 1. They heard evidence from two panels. The first panel were Rosa Freedman, professor of law, conflict and global development at the University of Reading; and Susan Smith from the organisation For Women Scotland. The second panel … Continue reading CTEEA Committee Hear Evidence on Census Bill Part 1

Trans Lobby Groups tactics for changing legislation

The Trans Lobby Groups tactics for changing legislation, policies, guidance and practice has pretty much been consistent in recent years when you start to look back over everything they've been successful in changing. There's only two and they are really very simple. #1 We are already doing it #2 It won't make a difference to … Continue reading Trans Lobby Groups tactics for changing legislation

“Always Be True To Yourself”

I had been noticing for a while that very subtle changes were happening in just about every sector of society that amounted to the dilution of the sex based protections provided for women and girls. And yet ..... no public figures were even talking about this let alone making a fuss. It quickly became apparent … Continue reading “Always Be True To Yourself”

Scottish Prison Service Policy written by trans lobby group

There was an article in The Times Scotland about 'Women are being put in danger because Scottish prison chiefs allow male-bodied transgender inmates to live in female-only areas of jails, campaigners have warned' which stated - "Scottish Trans Alliance did not respond to a request for comment last night. However the org has previously defended … Continue reading Scottish Prison Service Policy written by trans lobby group