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News on events, campaigns and new information is included below. If you would like us to highlight anything in relation to women's rights contact us on frontlinefeministsscotland@gmail.com

Frontline Feminists Scotland have signed, in conjunction with 13 other feminists activists group, a statement in response to the Scottish Government intentions for gender reform.

This statement has been issued by 14 Scottish grassroots feminist and women’s rights organisations in response to the Scottish Government’s announcement that it intends to reform the Gender Recognition Act (GRA)[1]. The First Minister offered an assurance that this new legislation will “not… remove any of the legal protections women currently have”. We welcome that commitment to women’s sex-based rights. However a central feature of the proposed Bill is the introduction of sex self-ID and we do not believe that this can be compatible with the retention of existing women’s rights and protections under the Equality Act 2010. We use the term sex self-id instead of gender self-id because the most significant aspect of obtaining a gender recognition certificate (GRC) is that it allows people to engage in the legal fiction that they have become a member of the opposite sex, despite the biological impossibility of such an action. This contributes to widespread confusion, which makes it increasingly difficult to name, define or identify women, or to protect our single-sex spaces. We therefore call on all MSPs to reject this Bill in its entirety.

Frontline Feminists Scotland Statements

Launch Statement

Opening statement of Frontline Feminists Scotland

Maya Forstater Statement

Frontline Feminists Scotland statement regarding the Maya Forstater ruling.

International Day Against Human Trafficking

Frontline Feminists Scotland statement on International Day Against 

Human Trafficking.

Our support for Murray Blackburn Mackenzie's petition

Read our submission supporting progress of PE18776/A - Accurately record

the sex of people charged or convicted of rape or attempted rape.

Statement on inclusion of GRA in Programme for Government

Frontline Feminists Scotland are extremely concerned at the First Minister’s

statement yesterday, (8th Sept 2021) that Gender Recognition Reform will progress

through the first year of this Parliament.

Response to Women's Aid Statement

Frontline Feminists Scotland's Statement on EHRC guidance on 

Equality Act 2010.

Statement on Return to Govern

As the Scottish Parliament returns to govern after the recess we release a statement

on the Equality Act 2022

Campaigns

Consultations

Human Rights Commission Strategic plan

The Commission is currently running an open public consultation on their proposals for 2022-25. HRC want to hear from stakeholders, relevant organisations and people interested in their work in England, Scotland and Wales.

Our strategic plan for 2022 to 2025: have your say | Equality and Human Rights Commission (equalityhumanrights.com)

Glasgow City Council - Sexual Entertainment Venues

GCC is consulting on their Sexual Entertainment Venue Policy. Read Isabelle's blog on our website for more information that reflects our concerns about this policy.

Glasgow City Council (glasgowconsult.co.uk)

Events