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Women’s struggle

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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Brazil. Remember we are many, together we are strong!

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25th November  By Jane Barros  Liberdade, Socialismo e Revolução CWI in Brazil The death of women in Brazil as a result of violence, inside and outside the home, is one of the most barbaric phenomena in present day Brazilian society. The numbers are so expressive that such deaths are characterized separately ...

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End Gender Violence (Ireland North)

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 25th November   By Lucy Marron, Socialist Party (CWI – Northern Ireland) Northern Ireland, tied with Romania, is the region with the highest reported rate of femicide in Europe. One-fifth of women in the North will experience domestic violence at some point in their lives, and domestic abuse crimes have increased ...

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Ireland: End Gender Violence

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women   By Emma Quinn  Socialist Party (CWI – Ireland South) On 15 October a popular social media post in the South of Ireland captured the prevalence of gender violence. The image showed nine headlines appearing across the mainstream media on that day including the sexual abuse of a child, intimate partner ...

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18 women killed this year in Belgium. This needs to stop!

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – 25th November (in Belgium on the 24th November). By the ROSA Campaign – Belgium This year 18 women have been murdered, usually by their partner or former partner. Outright murder is the worst, but not the only problem. A study by the non-profit association “Touche pas à mon pote” found ...

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Violence against women in Russia

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – 25th November By Sasha Alekseeva – Socialist Feminist Alternativa, Moscow  Today’s Russia, once the birthplace of the great Socialist Revolution, which advanced the cause of women’s rights far in advance of those found in other countries at that time, is now in the hands of a ruling conservative-authoritarian clique. They ...

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The Spanish state – ¡Ni una menos!

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – 25th November Viki Lara, Socialismo Revolucionario – CWI in Spain Over the last few years, the Spanish state has seen the most powerful feminist demonstrations in its history on International Women’s Day, with millions filling the streets in many cities. These were coupled with strike action taken by millions of ...

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Austria. Why is violence against women increasing? 

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – 25th November Monika Jank,  Sarah Moayeri Socialist Left Party – CWI in Austria In October 2019, a man killed his ex-partner and her whole family in a town in West Austria. After that horrific murder, politicians and all the established parties portrayed themselves as the saviours of women. Even the ...

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