Exclusive: How the People’s Tribunal will fight for every discriminated woman and girl in the UK

This new film released today covers both the reaction to the Judicial Review hearing last month and the birth of the People’s Tribunal. It also shows that under BackTo60’s leadership the two are interlinked.

The BackTo60 campaign was aimed to help 3.8 million women born in the 1950s get full restitution for their pensions. The People’s Tribunal has a hugely enlarged audience covering all women and girls in the United Kingdom and seeking to end the discrimination against all women.

Both are linked by injustice. The 50sWomen campaign wants restitution for the implementation of unfair laws – the 1995, 2007 and 2011 Pensions Act because of the adverse effect on one large group of women.

The People’s Tribunal want the UK to bring into domestic law the UN Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (Cedaw).

The UK is already signed up to the convention – Margaret Thatcher did so in 1986 – but unlike other countries has not put the convention into UK law. The UK has also never appointed a representative to sit on the UN committee in Geneva either.

Any such legislation would transform women’s rights to fight discrimination and have a massive effect on the legal system of this country.

It would also give women a massive confidence boost that they would know beyond doubt they are equal to men and if they are treated any worse than men have a powerful tool to pursue any injustice through law.

Some people might think that in modern Britain women already do have equal rights with men. But when you think that despite equal pay laws and an Equality Act under the Blair Labour government, many women still do not have equal pay now nor do they have equal progression in their chosen career.

Despite strides – including all women short lists – there is not equal representation in Parliament among MPs and women more than men suffer domestic abuse.

Professor Jackie Jones, who was an expert witness in the judicial review and is part of the People’s Tribunal team, explains all of this very well in another YouTube video which you can watch below.

Finally all this going to cost money and today the People’s Tribunal launch a big crowdfunding appeal to set up and run the tribunal. They need to raise £75,000 but it will be worth every penny. The link top the crowdfunder is here.

5 thoughts on “Exclusive: How the People’s Tribunal will fight for every discriminated woman and girl in the UK

  1. Just donated what I could.
    I never questioned my value to society or the equality of my sex versus men until my pension was stolen by this and previous unscrupulous governments. They will do all in their power to continue to see us disadvantaged, for example paying lip service to The Centenury of the Suffragette movement and their success in finally winning the votes for women in 1918 (but for all women 1928)
    I remember Guy Opperman DWP Minister being filmed feigning admiration for the work and the fight yet he has supported the theft of up to 6 yrs pension for the 1950s cohort of women. If they do not show the will to instil equality in policies and law then we must take this to the international stage to enshrine our rights forever .
    We should not need to do this in the 21st century it says a lot about a heavily laden male dominated government .
    Let us do this ladies!

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  2. Spot on Angela. Should not have taken this long, our lives are ebbing away. I feel I will be chased to the grave by young civil servants who pay no respect to our age. Want to leave the country, then there’s another falicy covid!!

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  3. Wow!

    This is real advancement for female rights; it’s picking up steam as it progresses! No more hiding behind ineffective APPGs or buried in legislation that’s hidden from sight of those affected for years.

    We will be monitoring and agitating for fairness for females.

    Great report thank you David.

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