THE 21ST Century belongs to women. That’s what many pundits were saying in the run up to the year 2000. Much is made of the fact that there are marginally more women at work now than men, as if this alone is a measure of equality.

QUITE A few newspaper column inches were given over to the Future Foundation study ’Talking Equality’, published by the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC). I’m not sure how much credence we should give to a study based on a sample of just 35 individuals! However, it did raise some interesting points.

NIGERIA IS a neo-colonial country under the shackles of imperialism and its multinational agents. Women in Nigeria are marginalised and oppressed, as are women in capitalist society generally. Women are doubly oppressed, first as workers whose employers seek to maximise profit by exploiting their labour power, and...

Alexandra Kollantai is probably the best-known woman among Russian revolutionaries, the first woman elected as a full member of the Bolshevik central committee and the first female commissar (minister) elected after the October 1917 revolution.

International Women’s Day, 8 March, is commemorated this year on the eve of war. Such a horrific prospect brings into sharp relief all that is rotten in today’s world. But it must not prevent us from commemorating the historic struggles of women throughout the world for their rights - in the workplace, in...

THE TRIAL of top snooker player Quinten Hann for rape, highlighted all the prejudices, backward attitudes and myths which still surround this issue.

cwi March 8, International Women’s Day, this year should be celebrated to the sound of the cacerolazo - empty pans and lids being clashed noisily together. It is the sound of protest in Argentina - especially of...

cwi March 8, International Women’s Day, this year should be celebrated to the sound of the cacerolazo - empty pans and lids being clashed noisily together. It is the sound of protest in Argentina - especially of...

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