Women’s rights: Prisons

(Last Updated: 17 December 2020)

Transgender women exhibit a male-type pattern of criminality: Implications for legislators and policy makers
Fair Play For Women – 12/12/2020

Opaque and overdue: the Scottish Prison Service trans prisoner policy review
Dr Kath Murray, Lucy Hunter Blackburn and Lisa Mackenzie – 02/12/2020

We need open discussion on the welfare of women in prison
Rhona Hotchkiss – 10/12/2020

Women’s prisons should be single-sex
Kate Coleman – 17/12/2020

Prisons – Fair Play For Women

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Equally Safe: Consultation on Prostitution (Scotland)

The Scottish Government held a consultation on prostitution called Equally Safe. This closed on 10 December 2020.

The Nordic Model Now! campaign group provided a simple two-step method to respond to the consultation using a template.

  • The Cross-Party Group on Commercial Sexual Exploitation provided guidance in tackling the questions related to demand.
  • Nordic Model Now! published guidance on responding to all nine questions in the consultation.
  • Women’s Support Project provided briefing notes.

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Petitions

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(Last updated: 23 Feb 2021)

Women Uniting call on the Government to protect our sex-based rights

Liberal Democrats’ Grassroots Challenge to Policy on Women’s Sex Based Rights

Rise up! Bring Our Women’s Refuge Home

Keep McIver’s Ladies Baths Women & Children Only

Access to specialist mental health support for bereaved parents after baby loss

Ban virginity tests

End the Leeds Managed Prostitution Zone

Make public sexual harassment a criminal offence

Same opportunities for talented football girls as boys during lockdown periods and beyond

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Feminists at Law Journal: The Future of Legal Gender

Vol 10 No 2 (2020) of Feminists @ Law Journal was a special issue that focused on the Future of Legal Gender project, specifically on the topic of ‘decertification’.

Here is a list of all of the related papers published in that issue:

Introduction to the Special Issue on the Future of Legal Gender: Exploring the Feminist Politics of Decertification
Davina Cooper, Emily Grabham, Flora Renz

Pulling the thread of decertification: What challenges are raised by the proposal to reform legal gender status?
Davina Cooper and Robyn Emerton

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There’s been an outbreak of slates…

Wonderful messages written on slates have been appearing all over Scotland, thanks to some adventurous women. Do you think you can spot some of the slates for yourselves? If you do, share your pictures on Twitter with the hashtag #WomenWontWheest.

The Edinburgh Reporter ran a brief article on the campaign – National campaign arrives in Edinburgh (22 November 2020)

Click on each location to view the slates placed in the area.

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