Submission to the Report on Gender, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

Gender is a harmful social construct, which is called in CEDAW, ‘stereotyped
roles’. Indeed, Article 5 of CEDAW says that ‘States Parties shall take all appropriate
measures’, ‘To modify the social and cultural patterns of conduct of men and women, with
a view to achieving the elimination of prejudices and customary and all other practices
which are based on the idea of the inferiority or the superiority of either of the sexes or
on stereotyped roles for men and women.’ Sex stereotypes are not something to be
celebrated but to be abolished in order to create women’s equality.

Submission to Women and Equalities Committee on Reform of the Gender Recognition Act

The WHRC submission focusses on the way in which any legislation which
enables men with female gender identities to enter the category of women
threatens women’s human rights. It argues that the introduction of the concept
of ‘gender identity’ to legislation in any way is in violation of the UK’s
obligations as a party to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of
Violence Against Women (CEDAW)

Article 9

On the protection of the rights of the child.

Article 8

Men’s violence against women need to be eliminated.

Article 7

Women have the right to the same opportunities as men to participate actively in sports and physical education.

Article 6

Women have the right to political participation on the basis of sex.

Article 5

Women have the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.

Article 4

Women have the right to freedom of opinion and freedom of expression.

Article 3

Women and girls have the right to physical and reproductive integrity.

Article 2

The nature of motherhood is an exclusively female status.