Wales’ PCC’s could learn from Lisa Townsend

One of our members sent this letter to Surrey PCC Lisa Townsend:

I am just writing to thank you for your bravery and integrity in speaking out about the current threat to women’s rights and Stonewall’s part in that.
I live in Wales. None of our four PCCs are willing to speak up for women, or to acknowledge the extent to which women and girls are being let down by police forces all over the country. There is no clear action plan to deal with violence against women and girls; hate crime ignores misogyny; our schools are places where sexual harassment and abuse go unpunished; rainbow lanyards and endless Pride events reveal police priorities very clearly; criminals are able to have crimes recorded by the gender they choose, thus making the data entirely meaningless and, equally worryingly, moving one step closer to female officers being required to search intact males, and for those males to be placed in women’s prisons. Continue reading “Wales’ PCC’s could learn from Lisa Townsend”

Welsh policing must prioritise women’s safety

Picture courtesy of Chris Sampson

As part of work to ensure that the letter and spirit of the Equality Act is observed by public bodies in Wales, and that they are adhering to the obligations of the Public Sector Equality Duty, we have written to each of the newly-appointed Police & Crime Commissioners: Jeff Cuthbert in Gwent, Andy Dunbobbin in North Wales, Alun Michael in South Wales, and Dafydd Llywelyn in Dyfed-Powys. Continue reading “Welsh policing must prioritise women’s safety”

Questioning Police and Crime Commissioner candidates

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Gender Critical‘ asked the candidates for the role of Police and Crime Commissioner some women-focussed questions. Which candidates believed that sex matters?

The shocking finding was that there were no responses from candidates in three of the four regions contacted by ‘Gender Critical.’ Not from North Wales, South Wales, or Dyfed-Powys. Continue reading “Questioning Police and Crime Commissioner candidates”