For Women Scotland is a grassroots women’s group founded in June 2018 amid growing unease about how women’s rights would be affected by the Scottish.
For Women Scotland were recently successful in court in challenging the Scottish Government‘s decision to change the definition of woman to a self-identification basis in the Gender Representation on Public Boards (Scotland) Act 2018.
MurrayBlackburnMackenzie is an independent policy analysis collective established in late 2018, They have extensive experience in policy-making, research and communications.
MBM has made a significant contribution to the analysis of the proposed Gender Recognition Reform Bill introduced by the Scottish Government in March 2022 and it’s impact on women’s rights and the Equality Act 2010.
Sex Matters is a UK based not-for-profit organisation that campaigns, advocates and produces resources to promote clarity about sex in public policy, law and culture. The group’s mission is to re-establish that sex matters in rules, laws, policies, language and culture.
The group support people to be clear about what sex means and when it matters in their own institutions, and to resist pressure towards ambiguity and dishonesty about sex, and to help them understand the laws that protect them.
The group also campaign for laws, policies and practices that are clear about sex, and that enable people to live as they choose in relation to gender expression and beliefs about gender identity.
Fair Play for Women is a campaigning and consultancy group which raises awareness, provides evidence and analysis, and works to protect the rights of women and girls in the UK. Originally focused on sport it now campaigns in a number of different areas.
FPFW were recently successful in the English courts in challenging advice in the Census in England and Wales that sex could be declared on a self-ID basis. Unfortunately, a similar case brought in Scotland was not successful.
Legal feminist is a collective of practising lawyers – solicitors and barristers – formed in July 2020 who are interested in feminist analysis of law, and legal analysis of feminism. Between them they have a wide range of specialist areas and provide an accessible and informative commentary. The site hosts a blog setting out the collective’s views on legal principles and feminist concerns as they relate to the law in various different areas.
Woman’s Place UK are a group of women from a range of backgrounds including trade unions, women’s organisations, academia and the NHS. We are united by our belief that women’s hard won rights must be defended.
The group was formed in September 2017 to ensure women’s voices would be heard in the consultation on proposals to change the UK Gender Recognition Act.
Since then the group’s campaign has evolved into a broader women’s rights campaign aimed at ensuring that women’s voices are heard in all areas of public life and that women’s rights are upheld in law and policy.
LGB Alliance defends the rights of lesbians, gays and bisexuals whose rights in law are based on sexual orientation not gender identity. The group advances the interests of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals, and stands up for their right to live as same-sex attracted people without discrimination or disadvantage.
The group aims to ensure that the voices of lesbians, gay men and bisexuals are heard in all public and political discussions affecting their lives.
Frontline Feminists Scotland was established in March 2021 in recognition that women’s sex-based rights were under threat and that those affected most were women who experience the extreme forms of misogyny in our communities, male violence against women.
The group aims to protect and maintain women’s rights to specialist services and spaces, specifically single sex provisions that support recovery and ensure protection from male violence and abuse.
Their aims include challenging the over-medicalisation of women, particularly for those who have experienced childhood sexual abuse, rape and other forms of violence and abuse.
Women Speak Scotland supports the promotion and protection of women’s sex-based rights and recognise the life-long impact that being born female has on women’s experiences, opportunities and relationships. The website provides information about campaigns and actions which support women’s rights, or which counter the current misogynistic campaign against free speech and democratic discourse on issues of sex and gender. It contains a number of resources including template letters on various issues and links to numerous groups including areas of special interest.