Women

Heavy-defeat of male-chauvinism and violence against women in Russia’s World Cup

Over the last days, the attitude of a group of Brazilian fans in the World Cup in Russia generated a major revolt and won international repercussion. On several videos circulating on the internet, a group of men, dressed in a Brazilian shirt, surround a young lady that clearly does...

Which Abortion Law do Working Women Need?

Many co-workers are in the front line of the fight for legal abortion. They did not dare before, but today they join the pañuelazos and demonstrations taking place before the Congress and in the neighborhoods with joy and expectations. The green scarf of the National Campaign for the...

Feminist Wave in Chile: the working class must take this struggle into their hands

Students have evidenced unrest with sexual harassment and rapes, which until now were naturalized. They have forced us to speak about these issues. Besides the shirtless protests and how we should react before harassment. Many men will now consider these elements when “flirting” or directly harassing a woman. Students...

Let’s continue on the streets to impose safe, legal and free abortion!

Through mobilization, we achieved a great advance. The immense mobilizations, school occupations, and women undertaking all-night vigils outside the Congress imposed a stand for the right to abortion on the Argentinian congressmen. The possibility to legalize abortion in our country is a great advance for women, especially working and...

Congress passes right to abortion

Argentine women won a major victory on the evening of Wednesday, June the 13th. For 131 to 123 votes, the National Congress passed the Bill Project that guarantees women the possibility of interrupting a pregnancy until the 14th week. By Romerito Pontes.   The debate began at 11 am and lasted overnight...

Women on the streets and barricades to defeat Ortega-Murillo!

On past April 18 began the demonstrations in Nicaragua against the reforms to the Social Security system. Although the government was forced to step back with its proposal, the demonstrations continued and gained more strength, confronting not just a reform but also the leave of the government led by...

Women gain the right to choose as Ireland overwhelmingly votes ‘yes’

The vote for the right to choose is a great victory in Ireland as 66.4 percent (1,429,981 to 723,632) voted ‘yes’ in a high turnout. Amongst 18 to 24 years old 87 percent voted for ‘yes’. Only one rural area, Donegal, voted ‘no’. By International Socialist League.   Voters were asked if...

Government detains women’s rights activists

Women in Saudi Arabia suffer from a brutal oppression, being forced to live with a man’s imposition, as her tutor, that decides everything for them. By Lena Souza.   Also, Saudi Arabi is the only country in the world where women are not allowed to drive. In 1990, around 40 women still...

Second National Encounter of the MML gathers over 1000 women

2nd National Encounter of Movement Women in Struggle (MML) gathers over a thousand working class’ and young women Several different categories in struggle throughout the country were present "Building a path of resistance and struggle of the working class women against oppression and exploitation!". That was the sign of the 2nd...

Women’s Struggle in Iran

As part of the world ascent of women for democratic and economic demands, Iran women carried out a demonstration on last March 8th, despite all the oppression they suffer.  By Lena Souza.   The last demonstration attempt on women international day had been in 2006. When the women gathered, and the police...

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