Women's Rights Network Australia has 8 core values that guide our work
Members engage with others respectfully. We discuss, propose and oppose ideas. We do not attack individuals. Disagreement does not equal hate. We do not condone, endorse, or encourage any abusive or discriminatory behaviour towards any group or individual. Refer to WRNA Communication Guidelines for more information.
Facts matter. Our approach is to consider the evidence to make informed decisions and communicate in a factual and honest way. Legislation, policy and guidance must also be based on evidence.
We recognise that sex is binary, female and male and that sex is determined at conception, observed at birth (or in utero) and recorded. We reject the co-opting of rare medical Differences in Sexual Development (DSDs) in order to cast doubt on the binary nature of sex.
We are non-partisan. We engage with organisations and publications with diverse political views. However, we do not, and will not, forge links with or accept funding from any organisation that does not share our values or whose aims we consider to be fundamentally hostile to the rights of women.
We work collaboratively, standing together, sharing information, and building connections with like-minded groups and individuals, curating community and resilience, to achieve positive outcomes.
CLARITY OF MEANING
We communicate ideas, and engage in debate, based on clear and accurate definitions. We uphold the legal and scientific definition of sex and sexual orientation.
We support women’s reproductive rights and bodily autonomy. We stand with lesbians in rejecting pressure to accept men as sexual partners, or admit into lesbian spaces, males who identify or define themselves as women.
We favour no one religion over another, and welcome members of all faiths and none.
Connect and work with like-minded women across Australia to promote our sex-based rights