Women

Mass protests against rape in Bangladesh

By Joe Crathorne and KD Tait The death penalty has been introduced for rape cases in Bangladesh in response to a week of demonstrations against widespread and increasing sexual violence against women and girls. The protests erupted in the capital city Dhakar, after graphic footage showing a group of men sexually assaulting a woman went […]

Joe Crathorne  ·  15 October 2020

Hypocrisy and fundamentalism: the attacks on women’s rights in post-coup Brazil

Abortion rights under threat.

Liga Socialista  ·  24 September 2020

How the pandemic hits women hardest

By Jaqueline Katherina Singh Internationally, women make up 70 percent of the staff in social and care professions. According to the German Institute for Economic Research, the proportion of women in the so-called systemically important occupational groups in Germany is just under 75 percent. In this article, we want to give an overview of how […]

Red Flag  ·  25 August 2020

Lockdown: More Must be Done for Victims of Domestic Violence

Since the implementation of COVID-19 quarantines on an international scale, life has become more dangerous for people trapped in households with abusive relatives, partners or housemates.

Olivia Nightingale  ·  09 April 2020

IWD 2020: Build a socialist women’s movement

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2020 comes at a time of widespread mobilisations of women against rape, sexual harassment and violence in the home and on the streets. The tsunami of women speaking out against their abusers, inspired by the #MeToo campaign, exposed the pervasiveness of outrageous sexism in every area of life. Sexist behaviour is not […]

Red Flag  ·  08 March 2020

Feminism for the 99%? Social reproduction and the socialist revolution

Is the women's strike movement the basis of a global anticapitalist resistance?

Urte March  ·  03 March 2020

Harvey Weinstein’s conviction is a symbolic victory for #MeToo

Harvey Weinstein would never have seen the inside of a courtroom without the rebirth of a movement against sexual harassment and rape

Rebecca Anderson  ·  29 February 2020

Labour leadership contest: defend women’s right to choose

Urte March responds to Rebecca Long-Bailey's comments on abortion and religious education.

Urte March  ·  31 January 2020

Abortion and Same-Sex Marriage Finally Legal in Northern Ireland

At midnight on 21 October, abortions and same-sex marriage were legalised in Northern Ireland. The new law was passed in Westminster rather than Stormont as the devolved administration hasn’t sat since January 2017 amid political deadlock. The legislation, proposed as an amendment by Labour MP Stella Creasey and passed by 332 votes to 99, was the culmination of a campaign by backbench MPs and women and LGBT rights organisations to bring civil rights in NI in line with Britain.

Rebecca Anderson  ·  19 November 2019

Domestic violence is the biggest killer of women

The United Nations has reported that domestic violence is the biggest killer of women across the world. The report looks at data from 2017, during which time 87,000 women were murdered and 58% of them by their partner or a family member.

Rebecca Anderson  ·  06 September 2019

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