Tag Archives: Women’s rights

Women rising around the world

Poland Abortion

By Aprille Scully Inequality under the capitalist system has accelerated in recent years and sees the top 1% own more wealth than the 99%. Neoliberalism means privatisation and underfunding of public services which particularly affects women in areas of health, education, maternity leave and low pay. It’s in this context that across the world we are seeing a new generation ...

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The Church, the State & the oppression of women

Magdalene Laundries

By Emma Quinn In 1922, the Southern Irish State was born into poverty and a backward economy. The Catholic Church was the perfect crutch for its limp ruling class to prop itself up and assert its power and authority over the working class. It was also the tool to provide needed services like healthcare and education in the absence of ...

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Lone parents face cuts & insults

Lone parents

By Katia Hancke “This was introduced because the existing arrangements were leaving many lone parents in insecure part-time jobs” – Richard Bruton to a working lone parent. So, as anyone living in the real world knows, raising kids is not easy. And raising kids on your own is definitely not easy. Seven years of austerity have made it even harder: ...

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Marking the inspirational struggle of women

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By Eleanor Donne Over the years, International Women’s Day – originally intended to mark the inspirational struggle of the half of the world’s oppressed because of gender – has been commercialised, stripped of its radical message on women’s key part in the socialist movement. As a contribution towards reclaiming the day and its real significance, Eleanor Donne of the Socialist ...

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The inspirational life of Eleanor Marx

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By Christine Thomas (originally published in Socialism Today, magazine of the Socialist Party in England and Wales) Eleanor Marx played a pivotal role in the mass strikes in the East End of London in the 19th century and campaigned for a mass workers’ party. She was to the forefront of the struggle for women’s rights and for international solidarity. CHRISTINE ...

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