International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day, 2021

The pandemic has exposed in the starkest terms how capitalism oppresses and exploits women.

Workers Power  ·  06 March 2021

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 […]

Workers Power  ·  08 March 2020

IWD 2019: We need a working class women’s movement

March 8 will see women worldwide rally to celebrate International Women’s Day. We hope that millions will respond to the call for a global women’s strike, as they did last year in Spain, in Latin America, in 50 countries in all. In Spain, they were joined by rank and file trade unionists who initiated actual […]

Workers Power  ·  08 March 2019

Justice for Sally Challen

Sally Challen, a woman wrongly convicted of murdering her husband in 2011, is one step closer to justice and freedom.

Workers Power  ·  06 March 2019

The working class origins of International Women’s Day

From Clara Zetkin to the New York garment strike of 1908

Workers Power  ·  07 March 2017

The origins of International Women’s Day

The revolutionary legacy of Clara Zetkin By Joy Macready CAPITALISM from its earliest years gave birth to the modern women’s question. Women, particularly the women of the poorest classes, played a major role in its model revolution – in France in 1789. But the Rights of Man and Citizen it proclaimed turned out to be […]

Workers Power  ·  06 March 2016

How Bolshevik women fought for liberation

In celebration of International Women’s Day and as part of an ongoing debate about the principles of women’s organisation and the revolutionary movement, Joy Macready looks at the history of early Soviet Russia and its lessons for today The Marxist position on women’s liberation owes a great debt to a remarkable group of women in […]

Workers Power  ·  12 March 2013

Why we still need international women’s day

International women’s day needs to be put back on the map as a rallying point for women’s liberation around the world, writes Joana Ramiro  

Workers Power  ·  08 March 2012

Celebrate 100 years of International Women's Day

Public meeting to celebrate 100 years of International Women’s Day with international and national speakers on women’s struggles.. Thursday 10 March at 7pm. University College London, Chadwick GO7, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT     Born at a time of great social turbulence and crisis, when the imperialist nations were gearing up for world war, […]

Workers Power  ·  02 March 2011

Women in red October

The specific role of women workers in the February revolution occurred because of the very acute way the war had affected them. The mobilisation of soldiers and production for the war effort led to enormous deprivation in the cities and villages of Russia. As early as April 1915 there were riots by women demanding bread, […]

Workers Power  ·  11 July 2007

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