Our experience around the GRA consultation made us realise the precarity of women's rights in the UK. That's why, in January 2019, we made the decision to expand our campaign beyond our original 5 demands. We made some New Year Resolutions womansplaceuk.org/new-year-resol…
These were our 5 New Year Resolutions:
1. Women have the right to self-organise
2. The law must work for women
3. And end to violence against women and girls
4. Nothing about us without us
5. Sex matters
In May, published our women's rights manifesto which was based on these 5 resolutions. You can read our full list of demands here womansplaceuk.org/wpuk-manifesto…
We grouped our demands in these sections: economic status; an end to violence, harassment & abuse of women and girls; improved access to healthcare;
education and training; law and criminal justice system; Representation/participation in public life/media/culture/politics/sport
We will be reviewing these demands in the coming months and thinking about our next steps. Violence against women and sex discrimination STILL exist. Women need reserved places, separate spaces and distinct services. Join our campaign to keep them. #sexmatters

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