Single sex spaces

We lost the legal right for women to refuse males in single-sex spaces for women and girls; toilets and changing rooms, single-sex accommodations for women and girls in hospitals, refuges, camps, shelters, rape crisis services, support groups, prisons or any organizations that were formerly for females only. 



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Stuff article from 2019: "A transgender inmate at Christchurch Women's Prison is being held in isolation while facing several allegations from fellowW inmates, including one of sexual assault.   The prison and police are investigating the allegations, with Corrections saying "safety is our top priority". 

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The impact on the NZ women's prison estate had already occurred before the passing of the BDMMR bill in 2021.


There had already been an incident of sexual assault by a trans-identified male on a female prisoner in 2019.