Statement against violent protests in New Zealand

Statement by UK human rights, women’s rights, LGB rights and child safeguarding groups condemning violent protests preventing women from speaking in New Zealand

Women who speak out about women’s rights and lesbian rights are vilified and, increasingly, attacked not only verbally but physically. Many of us have experienced such extreme hostility, intimidation and violence. We stand with all women who speak for their rights.

Kellie-Jay Keen, a women’s rights activist from the UK, has been prevented by violent protesters from holding a public open-mic event, and has been assaulted and forced to cut short her tour of Australia and New Zealand. Continue reading “Statement against violent protests in New Zealand”

Will the Welsh Government listen to women?

Welsh Government has just opened up its LGBT Action Plan to consultation.

With the drafting of the plan effectively outsourced to Stonewall Cymru and a commitment to gender self-ID in place, it’s likely to generate a strong response. The panel has been drawn exclusively from supporters of gender ideology. The chair has repeatedly used highly derogatory terms to refer to women she disagrees with on social media. There has been neither diversity of opinion nor debate in the formulation of this action plan.

Determined and effective women’s activism at a grassroots’ level has effectively staved off challenges to our rights in England, although a fierce battle remains in Scotland. In Wales, our ability to challenge policies based in gendered ideology has been hampered by an anaemic press response to the conversation, and a political class for whom the slogans ‘trans rights are human rights’ and ‘trans women are women’ have replaced the capacity for critical thought.

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