Women

Marriage and the Problem of the Family

Let us turn our attention to another aspect of the woman question, the question of the family. The importance that the solution of this urgent and complex question has for the genuine emancipation of women is well known.  The struggle for political rights, for the right to receive doctorates...

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...

Argentina: the Defeat in the Senate does not End the Debate on Legal Abortion

We must go to the streets and strengthen the fight! The light rain and harsh cold last Wednesday (8) in Buenos Aires did not keep people from filling the May Avenue and the surroundings of the Argentinean Congress, where the senators discussed the bill to legalize abortion. Around 2 million...

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...

25N: Stop Violence against Women!

On November 25, 1960, the Mirabal sisters were murdered for facing the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic. After 40 years, the UN decreed this date as the International Day for the elimination of violence against women. Far from remaining in calendars and universities, 25N became a day of...

Is Trump rudeness something exceptional?

We all know the Republican Party has been, and still is, the “conservative” party traditionally more male-chauvinist, racist, homophobic and nationalist of the United States. But the RP as much as the DP so far respected the rules of the “double-face game” of the US politics: to not say...

International Women’s Day

This issue celebrates women’s participation in the class struggle and the fight to end the oppression and abuse of women and children. We salute and support the millions of women who daily fight to bring dignity and care to their communities against a state that seeks to ignore...

International Working Women’s Day: Origin and Current Lessons

March 8 has been celebrated for more than one hundred years. But the truth is that the origin of this date is a matter of controversy because many of the events that gave rise to it have been forgotten, distorted or made up. By Laura Requena. Read:  Live | March 8 demonstration...

Let us organize a Great General Strike around the World in defense of Women’s Rights

This year, March 8 stands again as a date of great struggle around the world for the rights of working class women, young women and girls. From the IWL-FI, we will push with all our forces the calling for a strike on this date, and we will push all...

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...

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