WDI supports Anna Kerr

Women’s Declaration International (WDI) stands in solidarity with Anna Kerr, Principal Solicitor at the Feminist Legal Clinic and WDI’s country contact for Australia, following her suspension from the Greens New South Wales. 

Her membership was terminated because she had previously expressed her concern at the Green Party’s attempts to delete the word “woman” from new legislation protecting unborn babies and at the harm currently being inflicted on children and other vulnerable adults subjected to unnecessary hormonal and surgical treatments in the name of gender identity ideology. She also supported the women who use McIver's Ladies Baths. McIver's Ladies Baths is Australia’s only single-sex pool, allowing women of all cultures and body types to swim freely and safely, away from the male gaze. 

Article 4 of the Declaration on Women's Sex-Based Rights affirms women's rights to freedom of opinion and expression, peaceful assembly and association, and political participation. The ongoing attempts to censor dissenting voices and silence any criticism are attacks on the basic principles of democracy and freedom which the Green Party purports to uphold. 

As stated in Article 5 of the Declaration, women's assemblies and associations should not have to include men who pretend to be women. The rights of women and girls are based on their sex. Protecting those rights is neither hate nor a phobia. 

Together with Anna Kerr and thousands of others worldwide, WDI remains resolute in its commitment to safeguarding the sex-based rights of women and girls and in its opposition to female erasure. 

More information about the Green Party’s decision can be found here: https://feministlegal.org/complaint-by-nsw-greens/#.Yqnpf5axWcI