About Us

Women's Declaration International (WDI) is a group of volunteer women from across the globe dedicated to protecting women's sex-based rights. Our volunteers include academics, writers, organizers, activists, and health practitioners, and aim to represent the total breadth of the human female experience.

The Declaration on Women's Sex Based Rights was created by the founders of WDI to lobby nations to maintain language protecting women and girls on the basis of sex rather than "gender" or "gender identity". Read our FAQs here.

We are a female-only group, and men are invited to support the cause by donating.

24 April 2022: WDI publishes latest accounts. Download a copy. (NB: These accounts were produced when WDI was still using its former name)

Reviews - read what women say about us.


The authors of the Declaration represent a variety of countries. Some wish to remain anonymous, others are included below:


Maureen O'Hara

Maureen O'Hara is a feminist activist, lawyer, and legal academic. The focus of her activism and research is men's violence against women and girls, particularly in the sex trade; and the harms caused to women and children by gender ideology. Maureen has been involved in the rape crisis and women's refuge movements, and in a project providing exit support services to women in street prostitution.


Sheila Jeffreys

Dr. Sheila Jeffreys writes and teaches in the areas of sexual politics, international gender politics, and lesbian and gay politics. She has written ten books on the history and politics of sexuality Originally from the UK, Sheila moved to Melbourne in 1991 to take up a position at the University of Melbourne. She has been actively involved in feminist and lesbian feminist politics, particularly around the area of sexual violence, since 1973. She is involved with the international non-government organization, Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, in international organizing.


Heather Brunksell Evans

Dr. Heather Brunksell Evans is a social theorist and philosopher with an interest in the work of Michel Foucault and in feminist philosophy and politics of the body. Having been an academic for nearly three decades she is now also working on national and international political agendas driving the rights of women and girls. She is a Trustee of FiLia, a new feminist charity and Director of its Stop Violence against Women and Girls section.


WDI relies on a dedicated team of volunteers from across the globe to help us take action. Volunteers manage our social media, translations, tech, graphic design, lobbying, and more! We invite women with time and skills they wish to donate to the cause to get involved. If you are based in the US, please fill in the US volunteers form.

Country Contacts

Country Contacts are responsible for helping with translation and dissemination of the Declaration in their country, collecting signatures on the declaration, representing their countries interests in lobbying efforts, and providing news and updates about what is happening in their country.

If you would like to become a Country contact, please fill out this form.

Get In Touch:

We currently have Country Contacts for more than 40 countries.

Visit our Countries page for information on how to contact them directly.

A Women’s Rights Conference. What is to be Done?

A hybrid conference (up to 150 of us in real life and lots more online) in London on Saturday 1st April 2023. 9am-5pm. Near Old St tube or Barbican tube. Women's Declaration International invites you to a day of speeches, workshops, networking, internet livestream link to global sisters and hopefully fun. If you would like to attend, help plan, organize, volunteer on the day, run sessions, etc, please email [email protected] or fill in this form https://forms.gle/bFLntzbBzrm4zd6M8

We will livestream the whole thing, so you can participate online too.You can use the normal FQT attendee login so if you are registered for FQT you are registered and need to do nothing further. If not go to Womensdeclaration.com and register for Feminist Question Time and you will get a Zoom link the week before. 

With four rooms, a garden and a coffee area, the speakers/workshop leaders include: Sheila Jeffreys, Lierre Keith , Zuleyka Valentin Arroyo, Kaïla Atarou Manfah,  Christina Ellingsen, Julia Long, Amparo Domingo, Kate Coleman, Stephanie Davies-Arai, Amber Alt, Paula Boulton, Maureen O'Hara, Marian Rutigliano, Lynne Harne, Emma Thomas, Sally Wainwright, Louise Somerville, Jan Williams, Kelly Frost, Kate Graham, Alison Jenner,  Lynn Alderson, Shannon from HearSheHearShe, Jo Brew and many more! 

The theme is What is to be done, so talks and workshops will focus on what we should do next. 

After the day, we have booked some tables in a pub 10mins walk away to mingle and buy food and drink. We have also booked their private room which will be a quiet space for chatting until around 7.30pm. From 8pm we will turn the music up and dance the evening away! Please get your free ticket here and join us: www.bit.ly/womensdiscointernational

In order for WDI to break even ( & hopefully increase our war chest ), we need all of us to support the event both financially (by buying tickets, and donating funds) and also through volunteer activities ( in preparation, day of, and cleanup ).