A Woman’s Place is Under Threat …
Public Meeting in Manchester
7.00 pm Wednesday 17th January 2018 (Venue to be announced)
Beatrix Campbell OBE, writer, journalist and feminist activist.
Kristina Jayne Harrison, socialist transwoman.
Ruth Serwotka, convenor Socialist Feminist Network.
The meeting will discuss proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act 2004.
Debate on this topic is often inflamed and dissenting voices silenced. We believe in the importance of respectful and open discussion. We may not agree with all opinions expressed but we can all agree we have the right to be heard.
In July the government announced a consultation on their proposal to ‘demedicalise’ the process of changing gender, so that people can self-identify as the gender they choose, without any need for a medical diagnosis of gender dysphoria.
But what exactly is ‘gender’, and what will be the impact of self-identification on women and on women’s rights?
What are the implications for transgender people themselves?
Will this reform spell the end to single sex spaces and the provision of single sex services, such as those provided by rape crisis centres and women’s refuges?
Will the changes make it harder to gather accurate data on the pay gap between men and women; on domestic violence against women; and on the health services women require?
Come and have your say on this controversial proposal.
Meeting hosted by Woman’s Place UK
Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?
ID is required for each person attending and must match the name on the ticket.
There is no minimum age. Babes in arms are encouraged. Please consider the suitablity of the event if bringing children. No unaccompanied children.
What can I bring into the event?
For the security of all attendees, please don’t bring excessive belongings to the event. Bags may be searched.
What’s the refund policy?
Tickets are free. Organisers reserve the right to cancel any tickets ordered. A collection will be held to cover costs.
The venue is wheelchair accessible and a hearing loop can be provided. Please contact the organiser regarding any accessibility needs.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email ManchesterWPUK@gmail.com
We aim to get back to you within 48 hours.
We believe that it is important to share a range of viewpoints on women’s rights and advancement from different perspectives. WPUK does not necessarily agree or endorse all the views that we share.