Declaration on Women’s Sex-Based Rights

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Join Dr. Sheila Jeffreys, Dr. Heather Brunskell-Evans, and Maureen O’Hara for an evening in defense of women's human rights.

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Over the last decade, transgender activists have been trying to remake the legal, political, and social landscape around the globe. Their aim is to replace the language of biological sex with the language of gender and to turn the category of “woman” into an identity that anyone can claim. As a result, female-only facilities, shelters, prisons, and scholarships – once accepted as necessary by even the most conservative sectors of our society – are increasingly at risk.

On March 15, the Women's Human Rights Campaign is launching The Declaration on Women’s Sex-Based Rights. The Declaration re-affirms that women's human rights are based upon sex. It argues that these rights are being eroded by the promotion of “gender identity”, and that the inclusion of men who claim to be women in the category “women” undermines the whole notion and practice of women’s rights as human rights.

Three speakers, author and activist Dr. Sheila Jeffreys, sociologist and author Dr. Heather Brunskell-Evans, and lawyer and legal academic Maureen O’Hara, will explain the necessity for the Declaration. They will speak about how the idea of “gender identity”, which is increasingly being recognised in human rights documents, endangers the rights of women and girl children to safety and dignity, and leads to discrimination against women in such areas as political representation, freedom of speech and association, sports, and culture. Most importantly, these panelists will encourage women to fight back against our legal, political, and social erasure.

Due to threats and harassment by transgender activists, the exact location of this launch won’t be released until two hours before the event. It will take place from 7-9 PM in midtown Manhattan.

This event is for those 18+ years old--please, no children.

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