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26th November 2021 - Womens Sports Group Blasts IOC on Trans Athlete Failure

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Save Womens’ Sports Australasia is scathing of the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) ongoing failure to develop a solution for the inclusion of transwomen in sports that also balances the rights of female athletes to safety and fair competition.

8th June 2021 -
MPs asked to make Sport NZ consult on Transgender Guidelines

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A petition is asking MPs to make Sport New Zealand consult with sporting associations, clubs and stakeholders on its draft guidelines that would see biological men play in women’s sport.

June 7th 2021 -
Sporting champions ask Government to intervene in closed consultation on inclusion of transgenders in sport

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Former Olympic champions and New Zealand representative athletes are calling on the Government to extend and widen Sport New Zealand’s consultation on the participation of transgender athletes in sport. The group of 43 athletes include former Olympians Barbara Kendall, Lorraine Moller and Dean Kent, former Olympic Chef de Mission and Emeritus Professor David Gerrard, and New York marathon winner Alison Roe.

May 7th 2021 - Questions raised about fairness in Olympics qualification criteria

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Friday 7 May 2021 – A group advocating for women’s sport, Save Women’s Sport Australasia, have questioned the fairness of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) transgender guidelines, which have enabled New Zealand weightlifter Laurel Hubbard to likely become the first transgender athlete to compete at the Tokyo Olympics.

July 24th 2020 - Boxing NZ in women's corner

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Wellington 24 July 2020

Save Women’s Sport New Zealand is calling for sporting organisations to follow World Rugby’s lead and prioritise women’s safety, following the leaking of a draft proposal to ban transwomen from women’s rugby.

October 10th 2020 - Female pushback over trans sport rules

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Pride in Sports is a charity, a private organisation, that have taken action with wide-sweeping societal impact without any public consultation, community debate, media scrutiny or parliamentary oversight. In short they are operating outside the democratic process while implementing policies that affect over half the population.

October 10th 2020 - World Rugby Adopts Transgender Guidelines

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World Rugby have announced they will be adopting the Transgender Eligibility Guidelines that were released for consultation in July, but for international rugby only. They have made some minor amendments, but the guidelines are largely as originally published, which supports the call from many females around the world to keep males out of women’s sport.