Month: September 2021
September 2021 Petition on recording rape Our petition on the recording of rape by Police Scotland closed in early July, after gathering over 12k signatures. Since then a number...
30th September 2021
Leaving women and girls behind? How the Inclusive Data Taskforce report sets England and Wales on a different path to Scotland
The publication of the UK Statistics Authority ‘Inclusive Data Taskforce’ recommendations report Leaving no one behind – How can we be more inclusive in our data? looks to set...
29th September 2021
MBM response to the Scottish Government guidance on collecting data on sex, gender identity and trans status
The final Scottish Government guidance on collecting data on sex, gender identity and trans status states: Where it is not necessary and proportionate, a question requiring the disclosure of...
22nd September 2021
The Gender Recognition Bill was introduced in the House of Lords on 27 November 2003. It was passed by the House of Lords on 10 February 2004, with 155 votes in...
14th September 2021
In an interview on BBC Radio Scotland’s Good Morning Scotland on 10 September, the First Minister stated that women’s concerns about GRA reform were “not valid” and that it...
10th September 2021
The current reliance on ‘international developments’ in relation to gender recognition reform is under-researched and misplaced. The Scottish Government needs to look much more critically at the precedents legislated...
8th September 2021
“The consultation on the previous draft Bill raised serious questions that currently remain unanswered. These include a failure to address the interaction between self-declaration and the operation of single-sex...
8th September 2021
The Scottish Government has now published the independent analysis of the responses to the consultation on the draft Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill. In total 17,058 responses were available...
6th September 2021
Lisa Mackenzie’s speech at the For Women Scotland rally outside the Scottish Parliament on 2 September 2021 can be accessed here.
2nd September 2021