Friday 8th March 2013 is International Women’s Day, a day where people throughout the world come together to mark the economic, social and political achievements of women, but also to highlight the continued inequality, discrimination and violence experienced by women because of gender inequality.
Throughout the world transgender women face violence harassment and abuse due, not just to their trans identities, but also their identities as women. In Scotland trans people high levels of transphobia and also report high levels of other forms of gender based violence, such as domestic abuse, sexual abuse and transphobic bullying. It is therefore important that this International Women’s Day we celebrate the contribution and realities of all women, regardless of transgender identity and take an intersectional approach to women’s rights.
This International Women’s Day we call on individuals and services to highlight the ‘T’ in feminist and tell everyone why they care about the T in FeminisT!
Why do we need to talk about the T in FeminisT?
if any scottish women follow me, i really would like to know your thoughts on indepedance? I’m still undecdiced and as it is obviously male fronted, i would love to know how women feel it will affect them?
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