Free speech

Holding NGOs to account

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Holding NGOs to Account Women’s rights are human rights: and yet, in the past few years, the best-known NGO defending human rights, Amnesty International, has adopted policies that are actively… Read More →

Why it’s time for universities to break ties with Stonewall

Students protesting against WPUK at Northumbria University 2018

University of Essex apologises  Today came the welcome news that the University of Essex has openly apologised to two female academics who had their invitations to speak at the university… Read More →

National Education Union asserts importance of debate

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Delegates at the National Education Union (NEU) conference recently passed a motion which asserts the importance of discussion and debate, with 75 per cent voting in favour. The text of… Read More →

Time for a left wing defence of academic freedom

Students protesting against WPUK at Northumbria University 2018
Students protesting against WPUK on a university campus in 2018

Gavin Williamson’s free speech proposals: a win for women? When Education Secretary Gavin Williamson announced his government’s proposals to protect free speech in universities in England there was a muted… Read More →

Woman’s Place UK submission on freedom of expression Amendments (Hate Crime and Public Order Bill)

An effigy of Carmen Calvo, the Deputy Prime Minister of Spain hangs from a tree.
An effigy of Carmen Calvo, the Deputy Prime Minister of Spain, hangs from a tree.

This is the submission WPUK made on 21st February to the Scottish Government’s Justice Committee. We welcome the opportunity to provide further evidence to the Justice Committee on the proposed… Read More →

We stand with Kiri: Labour and women’s voices

Labour Women’s Declaration stands in solidarity with Kiri Tunks Thank you Labour Women’s Declaration for your solidarity with our co-founder, Kiri Tunks, who was ‘un-invited’ from speaking on challenging sexism… Read More →

The Political Erasure of Sex

We are delighted to be supporting this important new work by Jane Clare Jones. We reproduce here the blurb from the Political Erasure of Sex website: “The Political Erasure of… Read More →