WDI supports Kellie-Jay Keen and Standing for Women

Following the shocking events in Bristol yesterday where women meeting to discuss their sex-based rights were abused, threatened and trapped by masked men, WDI offers our full support to Kellie-Jay Keen, a warrior for women and children’s rights, and her organisation, Standing for Women

Articles 4 and 5 of the Declaration on Women’s Sex-Based Rights reaffirm women’s rights to freedom of opinion, expression and association. It is unacceptable that in 2022 women are not able to meet peacefully to discuss issues that affect them without facing violence and intimidation. We call on politicians in Bristol to condemn this attack on women’s democratic rights. Furthermore, following the inadequate level of policing at this event, where women trapped in a pub were forced out to face a baying mob of masked men screaming threats and abuse at them, we call on Avon and Somerset Police to investigate their response and reaffirm their commitment to police protests effectively.