National Sections of the L5I:

Women

Women’s struggles today

Women continue to face fierce austerity attacks on welfare, jobs, trade union rights, education, healthcare, childcare – the list seems to never end. Read more...

International Women’s Day and its working class origins

The struggle for women’s rights exploded towards the end of the 19th Century, as hundreds of thousands of women in the industrialised countries were drawn into mass production. Read more...

Pakistan: Women organise union in the home-based industrial sector

Women workers are often the hardest hit by neo-liberal restructuring and capitalist crisis. Read more...

Pakistan: Women workers organising to fight

All over the world, it is women who are suffering most both from the aftermath of the economic crisis and from the imperialists' “War on Terror”. Read more...

Review: Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights

Joy Macready reviews Katha Pollitt, ‘Pro: Reclaiming Abortion Rights’, Picador, 2014, pp258, $25 Read more...

Turkey: "We aren't mourning, we're rebelling!"

The corpse of the young Kurdish Alevi, Özgecan Aslan, was found last Wednesday, February 11, in a river in Mersin, a city in southeastern Turkey. Read more...

Women: Organise self-defence against police brutality!

A video of a police sergeant brutally attacking a young woman in Ratnapura town has gone viral on social media in Sri Lanka. Read more...

Overturn the Hobby Lobby ruling! For the right to birth control of your choice!

The highest court in the US has dealt a serious blow against women’s rights and our right to control our bodies. Read more...

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