As the age of austerity arising from the great crash of 2007-2008 enters its second decade, a new movement of women struggling against their oppression is taking shape. But mistaken ideas on how oppression can be ended have resurfaced too. The ideas of socialist feminism are ever more relevant.


Below, CWI reporters provide a selection of 2018 International Women’s Day protests and events from across the globe.

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International Women’s Day marked the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote and galvanized...


Last year we saw, with the #MeToo movement, an international revolt against sexism. Women all over the world spoke out against powerful men abusing their social position to force unwilling women to have sex with them. While it started in Hollywood, very soon the discussion spread to different workplaces and schools. In Belgium, studies have...


Get. Them. Out. The Tories have got to go. What other response can there be to the Tories’ annihilation of the services needed by women fleeing domestic violence? This equates to murder by political decisions.


We are entering a new age of struggle for women’s liberation! You only have to open a newspaper, log on to social networks, turn on the TV or go out on to the streets to witness actions, demonstrations and protests that speak about the rights of women in this unequal and unjust society. Complaints of harassment and sexism are no longer being...


In Sweden, #MeToo has found a widespread echo and has been widely organised sector-by-sector. Actors led the way last year with their petition using the hashtag #tystnadtagning - Swedish for "Lights, cameras, action!" which can mean “Stay silent (when someone is assaulted)!”.

By the New Year, there were more than sixty five...


India’s leaders have always boasted of the country being characterised by ‘unity in diversity’ and women are supposed to have been worshipped from time immemorial. The dominant Hindutva philosophy is based on the highly controversial Manusmriti – ancient and obsolete civil and legal codes. It tries to camouflage its blatant brutality...


The first state-wide meeting of Libres y Combativas – the socialist feminist platform launched by the Sindicato de Estudiantes and Izquierda Revoucionaria (CWI in Spanish state) was a great success.


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