We welcome this week’s announcement by the Minister for Women and Equalities. We are pleased that she has struck a balance between improving the process for obtaining a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC) for trans people and restating the importance of women’s sex-based rights.
All of our campaigning has been clear that we want everyone to be able to live their life free from harassment or discrimination.
Women have worked hard to have our voices heard on issues that affect us. We are pleased that the Minister has listened. She has made clear that the law enables single-sex services and protections for women on the basis of biological sex.
We also call on her to make sure all guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to service providers, commissioners and employers is a clear and accurate reflection of the law. The same principle should apply to guidance to courts, other public authorities and media.
It is clear that too many women are being obstructed from accessing the services and support we need by the ignorance or intransigence of organisations which need to know the law better.
Fair Play For Women @fairplaywomen
Institute of Feminist Thought @Fem_Institute
Woman’s Place UK @Womans_Place_UK
Conservative Party CUP Women’s Pledge @CUPWomensPledge
Labour Party Women’s Declaration @LabWomenDec
SNP Pledge Women’s Pledge @WomensPledge
26th September 2020