Welcome to our new followers. This is who we are; this is what we stand for; this is what we want womansplaceuk.org
Woman’s Place UK is a group of women from a range of backgrounds who are united by our belief that women’s hard-won rights must be defended. This is our manifesto womansplaceuk.org/wpuk-manifesto…
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This is why sex is a protected characteristic in the Equality Act 2010. We believe it must be defended. These are our 5 WANTS: Women have a right to self-organise - - An end to VAWG - Nothing about us without us- The law must work for women - Sex matters. Yellow and black flyer - photo of Millicent Fawcett statue -

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25 Nov
Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women #IDEVAW We are committed to campaigning for an to violence against women and girls, to ensure women can self-organise and that our voices are heard in policy/law-making and that the law works for women. /1
Here is a link to our manifesto which lists all our campaign demands. In this thread, we will post the actions we think are needed as a minimum to start to address the violence and abuse women and girls face on a routine and systemic basis. womansplaceuk.org/wpuk-manifesto… /2
Recognise prostitution as sexually abusive exploitation which is harmful to all women and girls. #IDEVAW #IDEVAW2021
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24 Nov
Yesterday was the 4th anniversary of our first ever public event, A Woman's Place is on the Platform in Cambridge. You can watch films of the speakers here. youtube.com/playlist?list=…
Our most recent event was a joint public meeting with @CrimeandJustice You can watch films of speakers Charlie Weinberg @BluskyeAllison @francescrook @JoPhoenix1 @RosieDuffield1 and @Mocha_Soul here youtube.com/playlist?list=…
@CrimeandJustice @BluskyeAllison @francescrook @JoPhoenix1 @RosieDuffield1 @Mocha_Soul During #COVID19 lockdown, we organised 10 webinars including these 4 'in-conversations' to help launch brilliant books by @SarahPedersen2 @Docstockk @HJoyceGender @bindelj with @selina_todd Claire Heuchan @suzanne_moore @SusannaRustin youtube.com/playlist?list=…
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23 Nov
This time, four years ago, we were starting our meeting in Cambridge: A Woman's Place is on the platform. This event was organised to offer Linda Bellos a platform after she was 'uninvited' from speaking at a student event. This is the film of her speech
Anne Ruzylo had recently been subjected to an orchestrated campaign against her, prompting the entire executive committee of her Constituency Labour Party to resign in solidarity. She spoke about this and her work in women’s prisons.
And our final film from our first ever meeting in Cambridge which took place 4 years ago tonight: Helen Steel spoke movingly of the relentless abuse women are subjected to in our daily lives & how it restricts our freedom.

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23 Nov
An anniversary thread

Today marks four years since our first meeting in Cambridge, 23rd November 2017.

Even at this very first event, we had to overcome significant and sustained attempts to obstruct our organising. /1

The impetus for this meeting came when Linda Bellos was ‘uninvited’ by a student society of a Cambridge college at which she had been due to speak.

We decided to invite her to speak in Cambridge and we were honoured when she agreed. /2
In the weeks leading up to the event, we heard of more women being shunned, intimidated, smeared and silenced for their views about gender and we asked them to speak too.

Helen Steel had been threatened at the Anarchist Bookfair. /3

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23 Nov
Thread. Yesterday Lords debated the Police, Crime, Sentencing and Courts Bill, including amendment that to record the sex and acquired gender of alleged victims and perpetrators of crime 1/4 hansard.parliament.uk/lords/2021-11-…
We dispute government position from Baroness Williams, that recording sex of perpetrators would be unlawful. 2/4
We commissioned legal opinion on this issue which we shared with EHRC and other interested bodies 3/4 womansplaceuk.org/2020/12/11/ehr…
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23 Nov
Good to see this article on freedom of expression from @ucl President & Provost Dr Michael Spence: “UCL hosted the Woman’s Place UK Women’s Liberation 2020 Conference, which included gender-critical views that many in our community find unacceptable…” /1 uclporticomagazine.co.uk/spotlights-and…
“The event was able to go ahead and those who opposed it were able to protest and be heard, and that seems to me to be a victory for free speech.” /2
Details of the Women’s Liberation 2020 conference he refers to here womansplaceuk.org/2019/11/22/con… We were delighted to host this in conjunction with @UCLwomenslib /3
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