Feminist activism

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Australian Feminists for Equal Rights (AF4WR)

Established in 2023, AF4WR ‘is a collective of feminists from all over Australia campaigning for women’s sex-based rights protections. Explicitly left-wing but not aligned to any political party, AF4WR came together to provide information, analysis and advocacy on women’s and girls’ rights in the face of the imposition of the ideology of gender.

Link to AF4WR webpage.

Affiliation of Australian Women’s Action Alliances (AAWAA)

‘Working from a common model, Women’s Action Alliance (WAA) affiliate groups are women’s liberation groups committed to the protection and advancement of women and girls on the understanding that sex is a biological fact with material consequences for females living under patriarchy.’

Link to AAWAA webpage.

Women’s Declaration International (WDI)

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”. ‘

Link to WDI webpage.

Women’s Rights Network Australia (WRNA)

WRNA was founded on 28 April 2023, and is an independent sister organisation to WRN in the UK.

WRNA is a ‘non-partisan network of women across Australia who organise to promote and protect our sex-based rights.’ A link to the  WRN Australia website is here, and their X (Titter) handle is @WRNAustralia.

Women’s Rights Network (WRN) 

WRN is a feminist non-aligned network of women from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. It was founded in July 2021 by Heather Binning and has one main focus: to defend the sex-based rights of women. A link to the WRN website is here and their X (Twitter) handle is here.

History of 2nd wave feminism during Whitlam government.

Reid, Elizabeth 2023, Revolution and Reform: the Women’s Liberation Movement and the Whitlam Years, A 50th anniversay legacy paper, Whitlam Institute. Elizabeth Reid was a key adviser to Prime Minister Gough Whitlam in 1973 on matters relating to the welfare of women and children. A link to the paper is here.

Feminist scholar  and lesbian who campaigned against male violence and was determined to improve the police approach to domestic abuse.

See also: Celebrating the life and work of Jalna Hanmer: a podcast by Julie Bindel (2023)