Testimony of Amparo Domingo -- Womens Human Rights Campaign



Amparo Domingo is the Country Contact for Spain of Women's Human Rights Campaign, an international radical feminist organisation from the United Kingdom that created the Declaration on Women's Sex-Based Rights (Women's Declaration).  The Declaration on Women's Sex-Based Rights is derived largely from the United Nations Convention for the Elimination of all forms of Discrimination Against Women, with some provisions drawn from the Convention on the Rights of the Child and some European specific documents which address the human rights of women.  CEDAW was signed by 189 countries in 1979, and CEDAW ratification by the U.S. Senate has been advocated by the Platform of the Green Party of the United States since at least 2004. The Declaration rejects sex stereotypes that restrict the human rights of women.

One sex-based right of women and girls is to have access to female-only sports.  The Declaration also addresses concern for the placement of males in women's prisons when they claim female identity.  Recent examples of these threats have included men who have attacked women.

In response to the claim that the DWSBR denies the existence of trans women, Ms. Domingo responded that sex is a material reality, whereas gender identity is a belief system.

In reply to a question about violence against trans-identified males, she agreed with the concern and likened such violence to the society's violence against women. "Anyone should be able to dress how they want," she asserted.

She said that the naming of Lesbians as "transphobic" because they choose only females as sexual partners is an attack on Lesbians' rights, a form of males pressuring females for sex. Such pressuring occurred at a Lesbian conference in Germany recently.

The "best practices" of the transgender lobby is to introduce self-ID mandates by the state without discussion and at the last minute, as occurred in Ireland.

Women's free-speech rights are under heavy attack by the trans movement. In a famous case, a women who had been persecuted by the Franco dictatorship in Spain was summoned by the police for "hate speech" for defending the sex-based rights of women.

"What we defend is the legal definition of women, because that has consequences," Domingo said. One consequence is that male violence against women is not recorded as accurately when the male perpetrator identifies as a woman.