There is a growing pattern amongst sporting institutes who are announcing they have a trans inclusive approach to participation in sports. This extends to individuals who do not have legal recognition of their preferred sex. There are many examples worldwide but I will limit examples below which directly affect Scotland. 1/ LGBT Youth Scotland guidance … Continue reading Women’s Sport Information Sheet
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?
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
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
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
I have written about a number of different topics that are impacting negatively on women and girls in Scotland and I've tried before to come up with a list that I could publish here but it always got too long. However, what I did come to realise was that they were all based around the … Continue reading Campaign Aims
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”