We have members over much of the country, from John O’Groats to the Borders, and from the Western Isles to Aberdeenshire. If you would like to join us and meet up locally with like-minded women send us an email at email@example.com. All correspondence is confidential and meetings are held in public places.
If you wish to have your voice heard on this issue we welcome contributions to our site as blog posts. All submissions are confidential, just let us know what information you are happy to have published.
Our experience shows that meeting face-to-face is more successful than writing long letters. So our advice is to send a quick email saying you would like to arrange a meeting to discuss the proposed changes to the GRA because of concerns regarding the protection of women’s and girls’ spaces/girlguides/policies in schools, etc. (whatever concerns you the most).
The results of the GRA consultation should be released shortly which might mean MSPs are more willing to discuss the details.
We all have one constituency MSP and seven regional MSPs. Put your postcode into theyworkforyou.com to find yours. It’s a lot of work but it is worth contacting ALL of them – after all, they each get a vote on this at Parliament.
We would love to hear about your MSPs response.
Contact your MP
We started a campaign on International Women’s Day to ask MPs to write to Penny Mordaunt, Minister for Women, to request guidance to be published on the use of the single-sex exceptions in the Equality Act. This is an ongoing campaign, please see forwomen.scot/iwd for an easy how to guide.
Contact Your Local School
Find out what is being taught to your children. We have concerns with much of the guidance given to schools by transgender organisations and lobby groups. Transgendertrend are an excellent resource and have a free pack which you can send to your school.
See the Children’s Rights Impact Assessment produced by Women and Girls in Scotland.
The open letter to all UK women’s organisations from female survivors of male violence.
Petition asking Stonewall to reconsider its approach to transgender issues.
Petition calling for a review of rules that allow male prisoners who identify as female in women’s prisons. Closing date 12 April 2019.
Declaration on women’s sex-based rights.