The women’s movement in Argentina has a proud history of unity in action to fight to legalizing abortion. It was this struggle which led, eleven years ago, to a bill being drafted for parliament, which has now been debated more than seven times.
Campaign group Fight4Equality has described the prosecution of a young women for accessing abortion pills as “ludicrous” and said that a movement must be built to “render anti-choice laws unenforceable and put the political establishment under huge pressure”, pointing to the abortion pill train action which openly defied the law. […]
Just like the Catholic Church and the Irish and British States before them, Sinn Féin and the IRA have been exposed for covering up sexual abuse in order to protect its own members and their organisation. Maíria Cahill bravely decided to go public about her ordeal after hearing about Gerry […]
5pm Tuesday 28 October Belfast City Hall On the second anniversary of Savita Halappanavar’s tragic death, protests are taking place across Ireland as well as in Sweden, Germany, Canada, Australia and many other countries to demand abortion rights for women in Ireland. As part of this International Day of Action […]
Protests, strikes and equality World War One resulted in the horrific slaughter of millions of workers who were initially encouraged and then conscripted into the bloody horrors of trench warfare. Women too were cajoled to do their bit for ’the war to end all wars’ by replacing the men sent […]
On 13 December 2013, singer Beyonce Knowles released a surprise self-titled ‘visual’ album. The promotional lead of the album was a song and video entitled ‘Drunk in love’ which depicts Beyonce on the beach singing about her sex-life with husband Jay-Z. At first the video seems nothing out of the […]
Minister for Justice David Ford has called a public enquiry into possible changes to the laws governing abortions in Northern Ireland. This is a belated and only partial recognition that the law and politicians are lagging behind public opinion on this issue. Further changes are necessary to bring women’s rights […]
By Laura Fitzgerald Being and Being Bought: Prostitution, Surrogacy & the Split Self by Kajsa Ekis Ekman. As a socialist and women’s rights activist who continues to be perplexed, gob-smacked and horrified by the seemingly growing orthodoxy in left and feminist circles that Ekman entitles, “the story of the sex […]