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Disagreement Is Not Hate

New Zealand women bravely speaking up to defend their sex-based rights have recently been described as a “hate group” and “anti-transgender” by some trans-activists. This reframing conflates women’s valid concerns with ‘hate’ and also implies a malicious intent on the part of women. Individual women have been targeted in vicious and defamatory personal attacks. Given …

Second Letter To Tracey Martin

Dear Minister We are writing to you for a second time, to raise with you further information relating to the “self‐ID provisions” contained in Section 22 of the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration Bill, currently set down for its second reading in Parliament. New information about the background to self‐ID As Speak Up For …

Waiheke Meeting: Self-ID And Women’s Rights.

On Saturday 29th September 2018 Speak Up For Women are holding a meeting at Morra Hall, 115 Ocean View Road Waiheke. Georgina Blackmore will be leading a discussion on legal self-ID in New Zealand, and the impact on the rights of women and girls The event is from 11:AM to 12 noon. The event is …

The First Meeting Of Speak Up For Women

Speak Up For Women held its first meeting in Wellington on Thursday 6th September 2018. Discussing concerns about the proposed changes to the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration Act (BDMRR Act) in New Zealand, Georgina Blackmore and Guest Speaker from Lesbian Rights Alliance Aotearoa, Charlie Montague speak about the lack of democratic process and …

Letter To Tracey Martin

Dear Hon Tracey Martin, Speak Up For Women is a non‐partisan group of diverse New Zealanders that formed in response to the “self‐ID” proposals in the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration Bill (Reported by the Governance and Administration Committee on 10 August). The focus of our concerns is twofold:  The rushed and non‐consultative process …

Event: What Is Gender?

Self-ID and Women’s Rights Let’s talk about proposed NZ legislation that would allow legal sex to be changed – based solely on self-declaration. What could this mean for the rights of women and girls? Come to a free talk at The Thistle Inn, Thurs 6th September, 6.30pm – 7.30pm. All welcome. Speakers include Georgina Blackmore …

Women Need To Be Consulted On Proposed Legislation

A Parliament Select Committee report suggesting that one’s biological sex should be a matter of personal choice (self-ID) is problematic says a group launched today, Speak Up For Women New Zealand (SU4WNZ). “Proposed changes to the Births, Deaths, Marriages and Relationships Registration Act 1995 (BDMRRA) could represent the biggest threat to women’s legal rights in …