WDI statement on the strategic use of nonviolent direct action.

Following the recent events in Tacoma (WA), Women’s Declaration International reaffirms women's right to freedom of opinion and expression, peaceful assembly and association, and political participation as stated in Articles 4 and 5 of the Declaration on Women’s Sex-Based Rights.

Women have the right to meet and speak about issues that affect them, freely and without fear of harassment, prosecution, or punishment.

In a climate where women are facing an unprecedented level of attacks and harassment for simply speaking the truth, violence is not a solution, nor is it effective in informing the general public about the harm caused by gender identity ideology. Violence can only lead to more violence.

Women’s Declaration International advocates for the use of nonviolent direct action in the movement for safeguarding the hard-won sex-based rights of women and girls. By getting key groups to withdraw their consent, nonviolent direct action can be used to remove the sources of power from those seeking to replace the reality of sex and sex-specific spaces with gender identity ideology.