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12 July 2021: Download a copy of the WHRC Australia Joint NGO Submission to the UN Status for Women

25 June 2021: Feminist Legal Clinic set to lose its subsidised premises

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The Lord Mayor of Sydney has downgraded Feminist Legal Clinic's 'A' rating to a 'C' rating. This 'C' rating is the precursor to having FLC's free tenancy of council premises terminated. No other issues regarding our performance have been raised with FLC, other than the concerns raised in the council's previous correspondence about FLC's support for the women's sex-based rights movement and the content of the FLC website having "the potential for generating discrimination and negative attitudes towards the transgender members of our community". This is alleged to be a breach of clause 5 of the General Performance Criteria in the lease/license which requires that FLC: Ensure services and programs are delivered in a manner that is inclusive and free of discrimination (including attitudinal barriers).

The formal decision is to be made on Monday at 5pm Sydney time and although there won't be any further opportunity for people to address the Council in person, women are still writing letters.

If people wish to write, they can send letters to any or all of these emails :
[email protected]

[email protected] (Monica Barone, the CEO)

[email protected] (the Lord Mayor)

Contact details for all the other Councillors can be found here.

Our statement delivered to Council in respect to this matter is available here.and a webcast of the Council committee meeting can be accessed here.

The correspondence between Council and FLC in respect to this matter is available at Save Feminist Legal Clinic . A sample of the many letters written last year in support of FLC services can be found here.

16 June 2021: WHRC Australia issues media release on the failure of the Australian media to report on women's sex-based rights

Campaigners for women’s human rights are celebrating the successful UK appeal by Maya Forstater despite the failure of large sections of the Australian press to cover this landmark case on freedom of speech. Maya Forstater lost her job after saying that people cannot change their biological sex, but has now won an appeal against the employment tribunal’s decision.

Click here to download full release.

29 March 2021: WHRC Australia has issued a media release on the ILGA "Feminist Declaration" - Feminism has been co-opted to support an agenda to lower the age of consent - click here to download PDF

ILGA World– the International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association – is actively promoting a “Feminist Declaration” which it describes as an alternative to the political declaration made annually by the United Nation’s Commission on the Status of Women (“CSW”) that outlines the steps necessary to achieve gender equality.

However, deep within this detailed 16 page Declaration are provisions urging governments to “eliminate . . . laws limiting legal capacity of adolescents . . . to provide consent to sex” (see 14a.)

The document also calls for governments to “End the criminalization and stigmatization of adolescents’ sexuality” (see 14g.)

While Women’s Human Rights Campaign (WHRC) Australia does not want teenagers labelled sex offenders for consensual non-abusive sexual activity with their peers and supports unimpeded access to birth control and abortion, there is concern that these demands would remove the ability to protect children from exploitation by adults and older adolescents.

This document has apparently been signed by 200 organisations including the YWCA Australia which is the contract holder for the Equality Rights Alliance, which is funded by the Federal Government and is Australia’s largest network advocating for women’s equality.

ILGA is a worldwide federation that claims to represent more than 1,600 organisations from over 150 countries and territories. Originally a male gay rights organisation established in 1978, according to the history recorded on its own website, until 10 years ago it was still excluded from United Nation’s ECOSOC status because of its earlier association with groups actively promoting paedophilia. However, ILGA is now exerting a powerful influence on women’s human rights, promoting an agenda which includes legal recognition of sex on the basis of self-declaration and decriminalisation of prostitution. ILGA is also reported to be a major recipient of funding from US billionaires working to advance the trans movement.

According to ILGA’s website Australian member organisations include ACON, Australian Greens LGBTI members, Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby, Human Rights Law Centre, Sydney Star Observer, UTS Sydney Queer Collective, Sydney University Postgraduate Rep. Ass., Wear it Purple and many others.

Meanwhile the WHRC was last week expelled from the Exhibition Hall during the NGO CSW Virtual Forum. WHRC promotes the Declaration on Women’s Sex-Based Rightswhich advocates for continued recognition of women as adult human females and the freedom to express this reality and also works to protect women and children from sexual and reproductive exploitation, male violence and medical experimentation.

The Feminist Legal Clinic has a regular newsletter on all the latest legal developments involving women's rights and 'gender identity' - click here to read.

13 April 2020 - click here for a PDF of the latest newsletter from the Feminist Legal Centre in Australia, full of recent news and featuring the launch of the Declaration.

7 March 2020 - photos from the IWD rally in Brisbane/Meanjin, including some on the launch of the Declaration are at the IWD Brisbane/Meanjin Facebook page here.

20 February 20202 - click here for a PDF of a press release on the Australian launch of the Declaration.