Time for a #FeministAffirmation: women, feminist, LGBTIQ+, and trans-led organizations come together to reaffirm core feminist principles

Women, feminist, LGBTIQ+, and trans-led organizations are coming together to reaffirm what we believe are core feminist principles, and to amplify the positions that many feminists have historically taken in relation to understanding gender, sex, and sexuality. 

This #FeministAffirmation outlines 8 principles fundamental to feminism, the achievement of gender equality, and equality for LGBTI people - reinforcing the place that trans, intersex and nonbinary people have alongside many others in feminist movements. 

An Affirmation of Feminist Principles recognizes that:

“To achieve justice, equality and liberation, we must combat and dismantle the patriarchal systems of power which continue to oppress and exclude many of us...
We affirm that the realization of the human rights of any one group of persons does not come at the cost of the rights of any others...
We believe strongly that gender equality will not be achieved without the realization of the human rights of all trans, intersex and nonbinary people”

We invite both individuals and organizations to sign-on to this statement, and share it widely with your networks. 

Join us in comitting to continuously learning and deepening our collective understanding of intersectionality, feminism, and the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex and non-binary people, unlearning internalized patterns of sexism, racism and colonialism, and challenging unjust power structures and systems of oppression - including in ourselves and in our own movements.

“Feminist human and social rights movements have to stand united against threats to democracy and fundamental freedoms, and for the principles of human rights, social justice and equality.”

None of us are free until all of us are free.


Find the statement and sign-on at www.FeministAffirmation.org.
It will be available for download in English, French, and Spanish on the website.  

People in the shape of puzzle pieces raise their arms in celebration. The image reads: 'An affirmation of feminist principles'

The initiators of this statement include:

Asia Pacific Alliance for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights; Asia Pacific Transgender Network (APTN); Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID); COC Netherlands; CREA; Diverse Voices and Action (DIVA) for Equality; GATE; Global Network of Sex Work Projects; ILGA World; International Planned Partenthood Federation (IPPF); L’Associacio Drets Sexuals I Reproductius; Outright Action International; RFSL - The Swedish Federation for LGBTQI Rights; RESURJ; Transgender Europe (TGEU); Urgent Action Fund for Women’s Human Rights; Women Deliver; Women Engage for a Common Future.

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