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Women’s struggle

Cyprus rape case outrage: Stop the victim blaming

Fight to overturn the verdict – fight sexism and for socialist change Joint statement from sections of the Committee for a Workers’ International in Cyprus; England, Wales and Scotland and Israel-Palestine. The 19-year-old woman who reported being brutally gang-raped last July in Agia Napa, Cyprus, was found guilty. Guilty of daring to report a rape and asking the police to ...

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The “slavery of housework” – a socialist analysis and answers

By Sonja Grusch, Socialist Left Party – CWI in Austria Even in “enlightened” Austria, women’s work in the home and for families, whether paid or unpaid, is still poorly appreciated, especially financially. An examination of the facts demonstrates that, in 2017, Austrian women worked 22 hours a week at home, on average at least twice as much as men. Cooking took ...

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Video: Protest against sexism at Ghent university in Belgium

“Women want the privileges of male money and protection. But they refuse to spread their legs.” A disturbing video by a far-right student group has caused uproar in Belgium. The far-right KVHV invited Jeff Hoeyberghs to spread his sexist ideas. Campaign ROSA protested at the campus. We do not tolerate the university of Ghent being used to spread sexist, racist ...

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Belgium: big demonstration against gender-based violence!

Plan now for March 8th. A feminist wave swept the streets of Brussels on Sunday 24th November to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women. We were two to three times more numerous than last year with between 10,000 and 15,000 present! The exact number is difficult to estimate. The starting point at the Central Station ...

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Huge turnout for mass picket against Domestic violence in Moscow

Socialist Feminist Alternativa – Moscow. Over a thousand people turned out for a mass picket against domestic violence organised by SotsFemAlternativa on November 25th, the International day against violence against women, in Moscow. Other pickets were organised in solidarity in St Petersburg, Izhevsk in the Ural mountains and Blagoveshensk on the Chinese border as well as in Smolensk, Tomsk, Krasnoyarsk, ...

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Wearing orange will not solve the problem of domestic violence

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25th November  Becci Heagney Socialist Alternative – CWI in Britain If it’s true that you can judge how civilised a culture is based on how it treats women, then capitalism would not be considered so. Globally, women aged 15-44 are more likely to die or have serious ill health issues as ...

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Poland – workers party needed to fight for socialist feminism

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25th November  By Tiphaine Soyez, Alternatywa Socjalistyczna – CWI in Poland In October 2016 in Poland, a massive women’s movement defeated the Christian-conservative government’s project of a total ban on abortion in Poland. This was a strong blow to Poland’s ruling party – the right-wing populist PiS (Law and Justice) – ...

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Video: International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

On 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, let’s build the socialist feminist struggle against gender violence in all its forms. Protests and demonstrations around the world on this date on should be used as a building block for a mass demonstrations and strikes globally for 8 March 2020, International Women’s Day — a vital ...

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Breaking news – Russian government accepts that domestic violence does exist, but it is men who suffer! 

According to an article in today’s “Kommersant” newspaper, one of Russia’s most respected publications, the Justice Ministry has replied to a letter from the European Court of Human Justice. The letter, according to “Kommersant” says that “The Russian government does not consider ‘domestic violence’ to be a serious problem and that its scale in the country is ‘sufficiently exaggerated’.” The ...

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Mexico: Socialist Feminism to fight sexist violence!

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25th November  In the last year, millions of women have taken to the streets to denounce the injustice and violence that the system exerts against them. From #MeToo to the inspiring Green Tide that travels through Latin America initiated in Argentina for the decriminalization of abortion, feminism has shaken the entire ...

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