Women’s Rights

North & South: People Demand  Abortion Rights NOW!

North & South: People Demand Abortion Rights NOW!

It’s 50 years since the 1967 Abortion Act was passed in Britain, and yet, women in Northern Ireland are still denied the right to choose. Making abortions illegal hasn’t stopped women from having them. It has simply forced them to travel abroad at great cost, risk criminalisation for accessing abortion pills or put their lives at risk with other, dangerous methods of termination.

Stop Harassment of Pro-Choice Activists

End the Hypocrisy! Extend the 1967 Abortion Act NOW! By Eleanor Crossey-Malone In the days following International Women’s Day, the PSNI raided several addresses in Belfast in search of abortion pills. The pills are administered by doctors worldwide and contain drugs listed on the World Health Organisation’s List of Essential […]

International Women’s Day 2017: A century on from the Russian Revolution

Statement from the Committee for a Workers International International Women’s Day (8th March) is being celebrated with special enthusiasm this year by members of the parties and organisations affiliated to the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI). It is a hundred years since women workers of Petrograd chose this day […]

How We Kept Rebecca Kiessling Out of Our School

How We Kept Rebecca Kiessling Out of Our School

The issue of abortion is on almost every young person’s mind. Opinions are divided and many people find themselves struggling to form their own opinion as to whether Ireland – North and South – should continue to criminalise abortion.

France: Burkini ban fuels Islamophobia

For workers’ unity and struggle against racism, division and austerity Judy Beishon, from The Socialist (weekly paper of the Socialist Party, CWI England & Wales) International outrage has resulted from the decision of 30 town mayors in the south of France to ban from beaches the wearing of ‘burkini’ swimsuits, […]