Pan-British Isles work by the Network sees improvement prospects for more robust legislation to ban conversion practices

The LGBT+ Network for Change has been active since June 2023 at Ireland and UK parliaments levels regarding endeavours to close a major potential loophole in legislation banning conversion practices. This concerns the risk of cross-border conveying of victims of these toxic practices (that those engaged in their carrying out and their apologists prefer to term ‘therapies’) on the island of Ireland:

We are delighted to update here that our representations, backed by a major report and set of supportive documents, have been securing very supportive responses with the relevant parliamentary committees in the Oireachtas (Leinster House: Parliament of the Republic of Ireland) and in Westminster. These being respectively the Oireachtas Committee on Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, and the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee. We have received formal letters/communications from the secretariats of both committees on behalf of their chairs and members. In these, confirmation has been provided that the cross-border conveying potential evasion of legislation loophole is a matter that will certainly be featuring for consideration at pre-legislative scrutiny stage in both parliaments, and that the insights and details the Network has provided will be taken up for consideration in the said scrutiny.