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Women & Girls in Scotland GRA Consultation Guidance

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GRAconsultationGuidance Wed 26-Feb-20 21:21:58

Link Here

Please have a read 🙏

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TitianaTitsling Wed 26-Feb-20 21:25:56

Thanks for this, sadly l don't think the SNP will give a shit or pay heed to anything that doesn't follow the 'twaw glitter amaze'... but will make sure l complete this.

Thelnebriati Wed 26-Feb-20 21:43:17

When does it close?

ScrimshawTheSecond Wed 26-Feb-20 22:00:13

17th March. Actually we've got a little bit longer than I thought. Thank goodness!

UpfieldHatesWomen Wed 26-Feb-20 22:12:34

That's incredibly in-depth. Stellar work, whoever has put that together, thanks for posting.

Gibbonsgibbonsgibbons Wed 26-Feb-20 22:24:17

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

drum123 Wed 26-Feb-20 22:42:38

Can anyone complete this or do you have to live in Scotland?

GRAconsultationGuidance Wed 26-Feb-20 22:46:01

Anyone anywhere.

One thing that's important from outside Scotland is the claim there's no evidence of adverse impact from self ID laws. Please do submit any experience or evidence in any country where either laws or policy capture has impacted women & girls.

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Dances Wed 26-Feb-20 23:01:40

Fab work.
It's an important point re. Publishing your response because it allows data analysis of the results, otherwise, the Scot Gov can deny the responses like they did in the previous consultation.

- Respond and use the terms used in headers, which will aid ANALYSIS.
- Those well versed in this know the key terms. Use them.
- PUBLISH your responses. This can be done anonymously

Dances Wed 26-Feb-20 23:28:32

Bumping to remind to PUBLISH

GinnyLane Thu 27-Feb-20 06:38:58

blush I feel horribly intimidated by that... I thought I could just write a little bit about my worries. Eek.

dragonlangx Thu 27-Feb-20 09:35:07

GinnyLane don't be intimidated by it. There is a whole lot of detail there but try and use the headings and use your own experience. if you are finding it too much do it in chunks or do the best you can.
Any response that challenges this nonsense is worthwhile
Please do respond and do publish your response

littlbrowndog Thu 27-Feb-20 10:18:07


Alicethroughtheblackmirror Thu 27-Feb-20 13:49:33

Ginny, if you feel intimidated, there's also a more basic guidance on

LGB Alliance, SNP pledge and all have some too!

GRAconsultationGuidance Thu 27-Feb-20 22:06:22

Bumpity bump

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bettybeans Fri 28-Feb-20 02:04:31

I’m going to need to take a day off just to get this right. So many excellent sets of guidance notes. I’m in awe of the women who put this stuff together.

bettybeans Fri 28-Feb-20 02:07:21

Also please do submit your own response even if you don’t live in Scotland. Primarily because we need you (TRA are canvassing worldwide for responses in support) but also because what happens here may ultimately have an effect on what happens at Westminster. The results of this consultation may well be used by politicians who support/oppose UK reform, for example.

NonnyMouse1337 Fri 28-Feb-20 06:36:13

This is impressively detailed and comprehensive. I'm still reading through the response for question 5.

GinnyLane Fri 28-Feb-20 07:50:10

Thanks for the words of encouragement! I will be tackling it this afternoon, and over the weekend - better to be intimidated by this than the alternative.

dragonlangx Fri 28-Feb-20 09:16:14

Remember the deadline is the 17th of March so please get it done before then

ScrimshawTheSecond Fri 28-Feb-20 09:24:17

It might be worth saying that the consultation is daunting and intimidating. If a govt truly wants to survey the general population, they have a responsibility to set out the questions clearly and in terms the general reader can understand.

ScrimshawTheSecond Fri 28-Feb-20 09:25:34

It's not a consultation for just 'people who work in equalities' or academics, or specialists.

It's a consultation for everyone, and it should be accessible.

littlbrowndog Fri 28-Feb-20 09:25:53

Yes exactly scrimshaw.

It should be accessible and so we can understand what it is about

dragonlangx Fri 28-Feb-20 14:01:27

It should be accessible and should be promoted to everyone that has an interest but like the first time around the Scottish Government have made it difficult to fill in, will not accept written statements and have said they will exclude responses that are offensive. They have also completely dismissed women's concerns and have not looked for any evidence to back up their own position.

This is why the guidance from Women and Girls in Scotland is so important for questions 4 and 5 because it lays out were the Scottish Government has gone wrong and asks for peoples own experiences to provide the evidence Scottish Government seems unable to find didn't look hard for

This is why it is important for all you lovely lot to complete this and publish the response. This means the evidence will be out in the public domain, even if you publish it anonymously, so Women and Girls in Scotland can commission an independent analysis of the responses

ScrimshawTheSecond Fri 28-Feb-20 16:14:43

Exclude responses that are offensive. And do they define offensive? Is it 'disagreement'?

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