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By Marijke Descamps, LSP/MAS (CWI) Belgium The political situation in Belgium has changed a lot in the past year. The government has been forced to launch a big attack on the rights of workers, especially...

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By Zena Awad, Socialist Party of England and Wales We are constantly told by the mainstream media that girls are outperforming boys at school and that young women now have more opportunities and choice than...

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By Elin Gauffin, Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna In all areas where Rättvisepartiet Socialisterna has a branch we will have demonstrations on this day. Sweden is considered to be a top nation when it comes to equality, but...

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A group of around forty women have been leading a struggle for jobs and pay at the Selfex factory in the south east of Caracas for several weeks. The company, which makes women’’s underwear under...

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By Sheri Hamilton, Democratic Socialist Movement, South Africa The 2006 budget drawn up by Trevor Manual, the finance minister, has been lauded by the media and by the capitalists’’ ‘‘advisers’’ throughout the country. One national...

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By Rukhsana Manzoor, Socialist Movement Pakistan International Women’’s Day will be celebrated on March 8th in Pakistan and other countries with large Muslim populations in a situation where Islamic religious parties and groups are still...

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More than 135 million girls and women world-wide have been the victims of genital mutilation (female circumcision). A further two million are at risk of being subjected to this practice every year. At least one...

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Sexism is deeply embedded in military culture. Military life demands unquestioning obedience to superior officers who are overwhelmingly men, which reinforces time and time again the inferior place of women. Male soldiers are exposed to...

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Even though less than one third of voters actually turned out for Bush last November, the Democratic Party has taken his victory as a sign that America in general is moving to the right. To...

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The religious right has declared war on women and our reproductive rights. With Bush reelected, the Republicans’ grip on Congress strengthened, and same-sex marriage bans passed in 11 states, the November election has emboldened the...

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