Women’s Rights

International Women’s Day 2012 Statement

Remembering the struggles & victories of women workers

For more than a century, 8 March has been the day to commemorate and celebrate the fight of working class and revolutionary women for a better deal and a socialist society.Its origins are in the struggles for equal pay and decent conditions amongst women in the USA in the 19th century.

What will recession mean for women?

Women are not only over-represented in low paid jobs, 40% of working women are working part time against only 6% of men. Most of these jobs are an extension of work which women have traditionally carried out unpaid at home. The ideology of women’s second-class status – which has its roots in the development of class society thousands of years ago – has been adopted and adapted by capitalism to maintain its profits and its rule.