WILPF UK commits to enforcing the rights of trans people, and the delivery of trans inclusive politics and support, on the basis of self-identification. We hold an inclusive approach to engaging with people. We intend to treat everybody with dignity and respect; this policy statement is meant to serve as the named recognition of our commitment to trans inclusion. We use the terms trans or transgender as an umbrella term for those whose gender identity differs from what is typically associated with the sex they were registered at birth. We will respond to people using their preferred gender pronoun and recognise there is a wide variety of trans identities, including people who are non-gendered / non-binary.
All WILPF UK members are expected to adhere to this policy.
Gender Recognition Act of 2004
The Gender Recognition Act of 2004 gives legal recognition to trans people in their acquired or affirmed gender through a Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC). It provides a process for people to apply for a GRC which allows them to change their birth certificate.
The Act protects people who have a GRC or are applying for one, by making it a criminal offence for someone in an official capacity to disclose information which reveals a person’s planned or actual change of gender status. There are exceptions, for example when disclosure is necessary and relevant to the investigation of a crime or to court proceedings.