Who Are We?
We are a feminist group. We are a network of women from England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland with one main focus: to defend the sex-based rights of women.
We are not aligned to any political party - we are women of all political persuasions and none. Our position is "Respect My Sex" - we support candidates who understand the rights and needs of women, regardless of party.
WRN has around 60 geographical groups, with more than 1200 members. Our members are of all ages, sexual orientation, races, disability, employment status and socio-economic backgrounds. Some of us are parents and/or carers. We have differing religious beliefs. But, we are all committed to free speech and to putting the sex based needs of women and girls first.
And we are all women - adult human females.
Our groups offer a safe space to talk freely and compassionately. We provide support to one another and campaign for evidence-based solutions to stop the erasure of our sex-based rights.
Women's Rights Network - England, Wales, Scotland & NI
To retain the hard-won rights of women
To prevent the introduction of self-identification in the Gender Recognition Act
To stop the medicalisation of children who are encouraged to believe that it is possible to change sex.
To reinstate the words ‘sex’ and ‘woman/women’ into common language and law.
In recent months we have begun to make real progress, but our fight is not over. Why not come and join us because we are stronger together.
New groups are still forming and new members are always welcome.
Want to learn more? Join our mailing list.
Direct message us on Twitter @WomensRightsNet for more information and to find your nearest group.
In the words of Millicent Fawcett
"Courage calls to courage everywhere, and its voice cannot be denied"
Why do people call you the "Shopper Groups"?
The Women's Rights Network grew out of every day women connecting on social media, discussing and sharing concerns on sex-based rights issues locally to them.
They decided to meet in person, to make their presence known and in doing so faced online harassment when discussing meeting.
So, instead, they talked about going to meet to go "shopping". Other women around the UK noted that they wish they knew women local to them to "go shopping with" and the shopping groups were born.
From those initial groups, a countrywide network of women have joined forces to actively and respectfully discuss our sex-based rights. We offer support to one another. We make our concerns known and push for workable solutions.
We shrug off stereotypes and turn name calling into humour.
We know what is REALLY important.
Follow @WomensRightsNet on Twitter to find out more.
PS: Bring your own shopping bag!