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Sex-Based Rights Worldwide Project
ABOUT THE SEX-BASED RIGHTS WORLDWIDE PROJECT
The struggle for the liberation of girls and women is far from over as feminist gains are persistently under threat, openly violated or invisibilised in public policy. Around the world, women’s legal sex-based rights are being systemically eroded in an underhanded effort to substitute them with the concepts of “gender” and “gender identity” within legislation.
Some countries do not define the word “woman” in law, but use a variety of terms such as “sex”, “gender” and “gender identity” in a number of legislations, sometimes at odds with one another. There has been no global database that specifically catalogues what terminology is used to protect women’s rights around the world.
The Sex-Based Rights Worldwide Project will identify the state of women’s rights in all 195 nations around the globe. It will be the first of its kind to systemically catalogue these dynamics and become a global resource, built through the collaboration of women around the world, to the benefit of women around the world. This project will document what language is used in all countries legislation, locate where the efforts to erase or substitute sex-based rights from public policy have succeeded and amplify the voices of grassroots feminists by sharing the local context from each country in relation to this issue.
The Sex-Based Rights Worldwide Project will facilitate women’s access to a tool where they can compare and contrast the state of the terminology used to protect and/or erase their rights. At a global level, women will be able to examine the state of women’s legal rights, to analyse the tactics and manoeuvres used to protect them or erase them, and to build coalitions with like-minded campaigners keen on strengthen sex-based rights in their own countries.