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 England and Wales on a different path to Scotland in relation…

Gender recognition reform: are women’s concerns valid?

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 “does not change in any way, shape or form any legal…

Gender recognition reform and international developments

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 for in other countries and to consider how gender self-declaration laws…

MBM statement on Scottish Government Programme for Government announcement on GRA reform

“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 exceptions under the Equality Act 2010, and a failure to define…

Missing data, cost cutting, and delayed publication

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 for analysis, the vast majority submitted by individuals (16,843), with a…

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