Ann Sinnott, ex labour councillor

  https://fairplayforwomen.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/Final-Talk-Ann-Sinnott.m4a My name is Ann Sinnott. The protected characteristics of the Equality Act were instated in recognition of the fact that certain categories of people are disadvantaged.  ‘Gender reassignment’ is one such characteristic, but the current term ‘transgender’ applies to far greater numbers:  some 85% of male-borns identifying as

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Fair Play For Women film and report: Women need male-free spaces to recover from male violence.

We’re proud to launch our first film, ReBirth, accompanied by a groundbreaking new report featuring first-hand interviews with managers and users of female-only services.     A woman’s trauma response doesn’t care how someone identifies. A woman who has had a male towering over and threatening her, been battered by a male

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Lucy Masoud, Firefighter

  I’m Lucy Masoud and I’m a firefighter. As a firefighter who works in a 95% male workforce I understand the importance of having female only facilities. Many fire stations across the country still require female firefighters to share changing facilities and dormitories with their male colleagues. This often leads

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Helen Watts, Unit leader, Girlguiding UK.

  https://fairplayforwomen.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/FPFW-Girlguiding-Recording.m4a My name is Helen Watts. I’m a unit leader with Girlguiding. I’ve been involved in Guiding throughout my life, as a child and adult.  Being a leader is a huge privilege and a big responsibility. Parents trust us to take their on sleepovers and camps. All residentials are based

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Press release: Government confirms women have “legitimate concerns” about transgender reforms

Fair Play for Women welcomes Penny Mordaunt’s confirmation that women’s groups have “legitimate concerns” about legal reforms around gender, and the opening of the consultation today. FPFW, a campaign group for women’s rights, now calls on the Government to make good on those words by engaging fully with women’s groups,

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Open letter to the BBC: Please uphold your duty for fairness and ensure women’s voices are heard

Dear Tony Hall, We are writing to ask you, as Director-General of the BBC, for reassurance that the BBC will uphold its responsibilities to provide balanced, fair coverage with regard to political and public debate about women’s rights in relation to transgender issues. At the Westminster Social Policy Forum in

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Government says GRA reforms will not be at the expense of women’s rights: A self-declaration system must now be ruled out.

The government has confirmed that it will not make any changes to the Equality Act as part of its GRA reforms. This includes no change to the single-sex exemptions which give natal women their legal right to spaces and services exclusive to them.  It will continue to be lawful to

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