The rights of women are based upon the category of sex
The nature of motherhood is an exclusively female status.
Women and girls have the right to physical and reproductive integrity.
Women have the right to freedom of opinion and freedom of expression.
Women have the right to freedom of peaceful assembly and association.
Women have the right to political participation on the basis of sex.
Women have the right to the same opportunities as men to participate actively in sports and physical education.
Men’s violence against women need to be eliminated.
On the protection of the rights of the child.
Women are female and have sex based rights.
It is physically impossible to change sex.
Gender is a harmful social construct, which is called in CEDAW, ‘stereotyped
roles’. Indeed, Article 5 of CEDAW says that ‘States Parties shall take all appropriate
measures’, ‘To modify the social and cultural patterns of conduct of men and women, with
a view to achieving the elimination of prejudices and customary and all other practices
which are based on the idea of the inferiority or the superiority of either of the sexes or
on stereotyped roles for men and women.’ Sex stereotypes are not something to be
celebrated but to be abolished in order to create women’s equality.
The WHRC submission focusses on the way in which any legislation which
enables men with female gender identities to enter the category of women
threatens women’s human rights. It argues that the introduction of the concept
of ‘gender identity’ to legislation in any way is in violation of the UK’s
obligations as a party to the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of
Violence Against Women (CEDAW)
University of Melbourne must oppose all forms of targeted harassment against staff members engaged in the protection of women’s sex-based rights! To: Prof Duncan Maskell (Vice Chancellor) and Prof