Women

The Matter of Family in the Russian Revolution

When we talk or think about family, the model that comes to mind is a house with father, mother and children, each with specific roles considered as natural. For women, that means domestic work, monogamy and a situation of inferiority in relation to their husbands. This is a model...

Domestic Work in the Russian Revolution

How did the Russian Revolution solve the big problem of domestic work and everything related to it? The answer leads us to question the very basis of all class divided societies, which have been the source of thousands of years of women’s oppression. Due to the meaning of domestic...

The Political Participation of Women in Soviet Russia

  The Russian Revolution certainly marked the History of humanity. It not only showed the political capacity of the working class to run its own destiny, but among other great advances it guaranteed, for the first time in History, full political participation to the most exploited and oppressed women. By Jessica...

March 8th, 1917: the Spark of the February Revolution

March 8th, 1917 (February 23rd according to the Julian calendar, in force in Russia at the time), in Petrograd, a great group of women went to the streets to demand, yelling, the end of the war. Alexandra Kollontai, one of the main leaders of the Bolshevik Party at the...

The Incorporation of Women to Social Production in the Russian Revolution: A Process Full of Advances and Setbacks

“The real emancipation of women (…) will begin only where and when an all-out struggle begins (…) against this petty housekeeping, or rather when its wholesale transformation into a large-scale socialist economy begins” – Lenin. By Laura Requena.   The Bolsheviks understood that juridical equity was not enough to achieve women’s emancipation...

International and Combative March 8 that Echoed Through the World

Last March 8, with pride and emotion we say women of the word complied with the task posed. We retook (and how!) the tradition of struggle of the International Working Women’s Day. Thousand of women and men, from East to West and from North to South of the planet...

#M8: International Working Women’s Day across the world – Part I

A global women strike was called for March 8, on the International Working Women's Day. Dozens of cities across the world with participation of thousands in demonstrations, strikes, performances, meetings and a great amount of activities showed women are ready to raise their voices, take on the streets and...

For a Militant March 8th for Working Women!

The massive demonstrations on January 21st Women’s March- which put more than 3 million in the streets- revealed a huge contradiction. On the one hand, the unforeseen overflowing of the streets showed for the first time in decades that there is the possibility of a massive fight-back against one...

In Response to the Marxism and Feminism Debate

Recently, the NPS issued an article debating with the PSTU-Argentina and the IWL-FI, accusing our international and our brother party of being part of a political regression on the struggle for women’s liberation. In this article, we want to reaffirm and clarify our position and debate with the...

March 8, 2017: We Support the Strike for and with Women around the World

This March 8, women around the world will write another important page in the history of struggle for their rights. In an unprecedented action, in more than 20 countries this international day of working women is calling for a strike, and we will take the streets. By International Women's Secretariat...

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