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Young women expressing themselves against 'machismo' in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on 8 March 2018 during the Second strike of women in Argentina. The main slogans were, among others, the debate of the law for "safe and free legal abortion", "Labor Equality", "Gender Violence" and "Femicide".  (Photo by Manuel Cortina/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Argentina: Abortion rights bill falls but the struggle goes on

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.

Fight4Equality Calls for Action to Make Abortion Laws “Unenforceable”

Fight4Equality Calls for Action to Make Abortion Laws “Unenforceable”

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. […]

Cover up exposes paramilitarism – justice for Maíria Cahill

Cover up exposes paramilitarism – justice for Maíria Cahill

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 […]

Two years after Savita tragedy… Never Again – Abortion Rights Now Protest

Two years after Savita tragedy… Never Again – Abortion Rights Now Protest

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 […]

Women in World War One

Women in World War One

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 […]

Consultation on abortion law change too limited

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 […]

Review: Being & Being Bought by Kajsa Ekis Ekman

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 […]