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 build international sisterhood and to urge 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.

WDI International Conference 20-21 July 2024 London, UK

Gender Identity's Global Reach.

WDI invite you to a women only, international conference in London, UK (venue tbc) on 20 and 21 July 2024. Unfortunately the spread of gender identity politics has been swift and wide reaching. Women’s Declaration International has been working for five years to defend women’s sex based rights against this politics and has a declaration signed by 527 Organizations and 37,888 Individuals from 160 countries. We have experts from all over the world coming to discuss and share insights at the conference in London.

Conference Programme

Tickets available here

To volunteer to speak or help, please fill in this form.

24 April 2023: WDI publishes latest accounts. Download a copy.

Reviews - read what women say about us.

We asked signatories to tell us #WhyISigned - view their responses here.

The WDI book 'Women's Rights, Gender Wrongs' was released in October 2023. This collaborative work was edited by WDI volunteers Sally Wainwright and Kath Aiken, and contributed to by around 115 women.

Contact us on the following emails

General enquiries and information: [email protected] or [email protected]

Breakout rooms: [email protected]

Video editor: [email protected]

Lesbian caucus: [email protected]

Membership: [email protected]

Merchandise: [email protected]

News: [email protected]

Website: [email protected]

Webinars: [email protected]

Country contacts: [email protected]

Afghanistan contact: [email protected]

Netherlands contact: [email protected]

Sweden contact: [email protected]

UK contact: [email protected]

USA contact: [email protected]


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.