It’s sadly not uncommon for transwomen to be discriminated against by women’s services. Woman-only policies are exclusionary to women who are transgender, intersex and transexual.



That’s why the Trans Alliance Society has produced the Trans Inclusion Policy Manual. The extensive guide covers definitions, legal and human rights, an overview of the need for inclusion as well as detailed sections about how to write and implement trans-friendly policy.

Not only is this guide useful for highly structured organizations, such as shelters and women’s centres, but it also is excellent for feminist activist collectives unsure how to incoporate trans issues. Activists can read about misconceptions about gender and get ideas for respectful inclusion.