UN envoy takes up Moira Deeming’s cause in letter citing protest protection

Victorian Opposition Leader John Pesutto and crossbench MP Moira Deeming.

Deeming’s claim has been bolstered by the UN Special Rapporteur on violence against women and girls, Reem Alsalem, who cited the MP’s treatment in a letter to the Australian government about the prevention of violence against women in politics, including online violence and defamation.

Deeming, who in March last year took part in an anti-trans rights rally that was gatecrashed by neo-Nazis, was removed from the Victorian parliamentary party in May and has launched defamation proceedings against Pesutto.

Alsalem wrote in the November letter: “Please explain what measures the government of Australia will take to allow women to express themselves without intimidation or fear on issues of sex, gender and gender identity as well as exercise their freedom of assembly and association.”

On Monday, Australia’s deputy head of mission to the United Nations in Geneva, Emily Roper, was forced to respond in a letter to Alsalem, assuring her that the rights of women in politics to protest were protected.

Deeming and Pesutto will have their first case management hearing in the Federal Court next Friday, in what could be a protracted and damaging case.

Source: 12ft https://www.theage.com.au/politics/victoria/un-envoy-takes-up-moira-deeming-s-cause-in-letter-citing-protest-protection-20240125-p5f03f.html

One thought on “UN envoy takes up Moira Deeming’s cause in letter citing protest protection”

  1. People need to stop referring to pro women’s rights as “anti trans.” That means that anything pro trans rights is anti women. This manufactured war needs to stop. I support the rights of ALL people. I would fight for people to have the right to gender expression, however women’s rights are a separate issue. Women’s rights are human rights, and if you’re against women’s rights, then you must be against ALL human rights. This compartmentalization is illogical. Women fought and won our rights, and they have been taken away. People have the right to; stand up for their rights. Is Bob Marleys iconic song anti trans? This is absurd.

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