SNP politicians’ letter on GRA reform: an opportunity for a better debate

24 April 2019 We welcome the letter signed by 15 SNP MSPs, MPs and councillors as reported in today's Scotsman, in which they call for a more cautious approach to proposed changes to the Gender Recognition Act (GRA). There are major evidence…

2017 UK general election party manifesto commitments on GRA reform

Conservative Party There is no reference in the 2017 Manifesto to reform of the Gender Recognition Act. Other references to transgender rights: "We will push forward with our plan for tackling hate crime committed on the basis of religion, disability,…

2016 Holyrood election party manifesto commitments on GRA reform

Scottish Conservatives “The evidence from the Law Society of Scotland and others on several areas of law reform is compelling. As the Parliament matures, there is a need for continuous review of legislation passed over past sessions. We agree that…

The case for due diligence: assessing and owning policy and practice

How do public authorities ensure that their policies, practices and services are fair and non-discriminatory? In Scotland, the standard approach is to undertake an Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA) which allows authorities to assess the impact of policies, practices or services…

Assessing GRA reform: MBM letter to the National Advisory Council on Women & Girls

We welcome the establishment of the Advisory Council as a forum to champion the interests of women and girls in issues which are, or should be, receiving current political attention. Given that the Advisory Council’s focus in 2019 will be…

Scottish local authorities, ‘sex’ and the Equality Act 2010n

Review of 32 Scottish local authorities: Representation of the protected characteristic of ‘sex’ under the Equality Act 20101.  The purpose of this research was to investigate how the 32 Scottish local authorities are representing the provisions of the Equality Act…

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