Women’s Rights

Rape culture & capitalism

The vile gang-rape of a 23 year old student in Delhi, India and her resultant death in December 2012 has brought the social scourge of rape into sharp focus. Horrifically, this particular case was in no way out of the ordinary in its nature or severity. What made it exceptional […]

International Women’s Day 2013

The day of international working women’s solidarity – Beware the anger of women against the bosses’ system! For over a hundred years, March 8th has been the day on which to commemorate the great struggles of working women for a better deal at work and in society. It is also […]

Fight closure of crèches at University of Ulster

At the beginning of February it became public that the management of the University of Ulster were planning to close the crèche facilities at the Magee and Jordanstown campuses by the end of July. Management’s argument in favour of this is that the crèche’s are not efficiently managed and have […]

Safe, free access to abortion now!

“I  lied about what a great time I had on holiday” – this is the way one woman described her own horrifying experience of travelling to England to terminate her pregnancy. These words give a glimpse of the emotional turmoil women find themselves in when they make the hard decision to end a pregnancy.

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.