Womens’ Rights

EUROPE

10,000 at International Women’s Day in Berlin

March 12, 2017 | At two different demonstrations on Wednesday, ten thousand people came onto the streets of Berlin in defense of women's rights. Their goal was to combine anti-sexist and anti-racist struggles. (...)

Wladek Flakin
Lily Freytag

WOMEN'S STRUGGLE

International Women’s Day: Feminism and Workers’ Movements

March 09, 2017 | On March 8, thousands of women around the world took to the streets and went on strike. What is International Women's Day and where did it come from?

Angela Dunne

WOMEN'S MOVEMENT

Women on Strike: Reclaiming Socialism for International Women’s Day

March 08, 2017 | International Women’s Day (previously known as International Working Women’s Day) was created by socialists to commemorate the women garment workers’ strike in 1908. These two aspects of March 8 — (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli

WOMEN'S STRUGGLE

Rise Up With the Women of the World

March 07, 2017 | The women's movement rejects the fake symbolism of a few wealthy women on top—even women of color—as our inspiration or goal. We—poor, working-class, immigrant, black, trans disabled—are the leaders (...)

Julia Wallace

UNITED STATES

School Districts to Close Due to Women’s Strike

March 06, 2017 | Chapel Hill-Carrboro, a North Carolina School District and Alexandria Public Schools (Alexandria, VA) recently put out school closure statements because so many teachers called out for the (...)

Khanh Le
Anna Malyukova

ARGENTINA

Argentine Teachers’ Union Votes to Strike on International Women’s Day

March 06, 2017 | Teachers vote a work stoppage on March 8, International Women's Day.

INTERVIEW

We Need a Feminism of the 99%

March 02, 2017 | Feminist scholar Nancy Fraser talked with Left Voice about the International Women's Strike called for March 8 and the platform for a left-wing Feminism.

UNITED STATES

New York City Prepares for the Women’s Strike

February 27, 2017 | Calls for the International Women’s Strike have reached New York City, as people prepare for a day of mobilizations and actions on March 8.

GUEST POST:

“The Future Is Female” Is Not A Progressive Slogan

February 21, 2017 | “The Future Is Female” is a corporate feminist slogan. It erases queer, trans, and other non-binary people entirely, and it implies erasing men, which is not feminist.

Sam Miller

WOMEN'S STRUGGLE

Towards an Internationalist Feminism Rooted in the Working Class

February 12, 2017 | After the massive January 21 Women's March on Washington, all eyes are on March 8: International Women's Day. We should join the women all over the world who will go on strike on March 8, (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli
Carmen C.A.

WOMEN´S MARCH

The Failure of Liberal Feminism in the Trump Era

February 06, 2017 | The restrictions imposed by the new administration on the right to choose and the promise of new attacks raise the question of how to defend women’s rights in the Trump era.

Celeste Murillo

UNITED STATES

Trump Signs Executive Order Against Abortion

January 24, 2017 | Donald Trump denied funding to organizations that carry out or provide counseling for abortions abroad, thus reviving what has been a Republican policy since 1980.

La Izquierda Diario Argentina

WOMEN´S MARCH

The Women’s March and the Democratic Party Trap

January 22, 2017 | Saturday’s women march was a historic event, with over a million people taking the streets around the country.

Celeste Murillo

WOMEN´S MARCH

Women’s March Against Trump in D.C.

January 22, 2017 | Footage, interviews and reports from the Women´s March in Washington D.C.

ANTI-TRUMP

Thousands of Women March Against Trump in London

January 21, 2017 | The Women's March on Washington has arrived in London, with thousands marching against Trump on January 21.

UNITED STATES

The Women’s Movement We Need

January 18, 2017 | The Trump administration will mean increased attacks against women. The Women’s March on Washington demonstrates the potential for the creation of a new, responsive women’s movement. Here, I will (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli

CHILE

Trotskyist and Feminist Bárbara Brito Wins University of Chile Student Union Vice-Presidency

December 01, 2016 | This is the first time that a candidate from the revolutionary, anti-capitalist left won a senior position in the country’s oldest student federation at its most important university.

Sean Robertson

WOMEN'S RIGHTS

Women’s Emancipation in Times of Global Crisis

August 15, 2016 | The crisis of global capitalism reminds us that the rights oppressed people have obtained are not set in stone, but are subject to cuts imposed by bourgeois governments and international (...)

Andrea D’Atri
Laura Lif

BRAZIL

Organizing Against Rape Culture: Lessons from Brazil

July 05, 2016 | Amidst attacks from right-wing governments in Brazil, tens of thousands of women took to the streets to protest rape culture. How are these protests related to the current political climate, and (...)

Tatiana Cozzarelli

VIDEO

Pan y Rosas: Argentine Women in the Struggle

May 18, 2016 | A video introducing Pan y Rosas, an Argentine women's group.

Pan y Rosas