Forwomen.scot is a group of ordinary women from all over Scotland who have come together to protect and strengthen women’s and children’s rights.

The Scottish Government plans to amend the Gender Recognition Act to allow any man to self-declare himself to be a woman.  This would not require any medical treatment or surgery, or even any change in appearance.

Only 18 per cent of respondents in a national, independently commissioned poll agree with these proposals.

We are concerned about the consequences of these proposals to our sex based legal rights and protections.  Many organisations are acting as though it is already law, bringing in policies that encourage men to enter women’s and girls’ spaces.  Examples include hospital wards, refuges, toilets, changing rooms, school and girl guide overnight accommodation, hostels, university rooms, and prisons.  Medical treatment and research, crime statistics, programmes for women in politics and STEM subjects, and women’s sports are also adversely affected.

We believe:

  • sex is immutable and is a protected characteristic;
  • women are entitled to privacy, dignity, safety and fairness;
  • women’s rights should be strengthened.

As our name suggests, we campaign on a positive, pro-women basis and we call for evidence based discussion and legislation.

Tweets by @ForwomenScot

177 individual commercial child rape/sex trafficking videos on Pornhub have been reported by the media in recent weeks/months. This doesn’t include “dozens” of illegal videos found on Pornhub by the Sunday Times investigation. Shut it down. #Traffickinghub http://traffickinghub.com

“I am worried about #accesstofood and women going hungry. We don’t know if #foodbanks will continue to operate and all of our women use foodbanks". Foodbanks are a lifeline! If you have + food, pls donate to your local foodbank ⬇️
https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/ https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coronavirus-domestic-abuse-women-refuge-shelter-uk-a9424791.html

After writing this brilliant piece can we try to get @ShonaghDillon on to @piersmorgan to discuss the ONGOING epidemic of domestic abuse which is not caused by Covid_19 in light of the @bjsaunders_ video .... please RT https://www.aurorand.org.uk/news/covid19-reveals-epidemic-male-violence-against-women/

The text of my speech at Labour Women's Declaration #ExpelMe Rally 9/3/2020
I just published #Expel Me https://link.medium.com/fXreTbOdJ4

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