Policy conference on transgender equality – inc. issues in education: Westminster Social Policy Forum, Morning, Wednesday, 15th June 2016
January 14, 2016
by Laurence Georgin
Westminster Social Policy Forum Keynote Seminar: Policy priorities for transgender equality
with Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Chair, Women and Equalities Committee and former Minister for Women and Equalities and former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, and Rt Hon Paul Burstow, Chair, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust; Professor of Health & Social Care, City University, London and former Minister of State for Care Services, and Helen Belcher, Trans Media Watch; Peter Dawson, Prison Reform Trust; Will Huxter, NHS England; Delia Johnston, Trans in Sport and Steve Mulcahy, Richard Lander School, Cornwall
This timely seminar will assess policy priorities for transgender equality, focusing on:
- Issues around NHS services for transgender people;
- The effectiveness of the Gender Recognition Act, the Equality Act 2010 and the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act;
- Inclusion in both education and workplace environments; and
- Transphobia (including the portrayal of trans people in the media) and hate crime against trans people.
Following the recent Women and Equalities Committee inquiry which considered how trans people still have yet to achieve full equality, attendees will consider how key issues are dealt with by Government agencies, the media, the NHS, the criminal justice system and the education system.
The agenda includes a keynote contribution from Rt Hon Maria Miller MP, Chair, Women and Equalities Committee and former Minister for Women and Equalities and former Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Rt Hon Paul Burstow, Chair, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust; Professor of Health & Social Care, City University, London and former Minister of State for Care.
The conference will bring together health practitioners and commissioners, local authorities, schools and other educational institutions, employers and HR professionals, legal experts, representatives from the criminal justice system, media companies, commentators and academics, campaign and third sector groups and other interested parties.
Delegates will discuss how to best address discrimination in other important public services, and will evaluate the outcome of the review into the care and management of transgender people in prison.
Overall, planned agenda sessions look at:
- Policy priorities for addressing transgender equality;
- The impact of legislation on gender recognition and identity;
- The portrayal of trans people in the media;
- The criminal justice system and its impact on transgender people;
- Access to health services and treatment; and
- How best to achieve an inclusive education and employment environment.
This event is CPD certified
More information can be found at: http://www.westminsterforumprojects.co.uk/forums/event.php?eid=1166