This briefing " how-legislation-protects-women-only-spaces-and-services-an-overview " is designed to highlight the existence of legal protections for women-only activities, spaces and services to help ensure that these rights are properly understood and to avoid misinterpretation that may threaten their existence.

The following topics are dealt with below:

• Summary of what is and isn’t covered by the Equality Act 2010

• When discrimination is lawful

• Women-only associations

• When discrimination against women-only events is unlawful

• The legal responsibilities of public bodies