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On October 3, 2016, the Polish government’s attempt at a total ban on abortion provoked a “women’s strike” with up to 120,000 demonstrators in the streets of Polish cities. This event inspired women’s rights activists...

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Hannah Sell, CWI International Secretariat When the twenty first century dawned young women in the US and much of Europe were being told that equality was within their grasp. They didn’t need feminism because capitalism...

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A new women’s movement is emerging in response to the election of the misogynist Donald Trump, starting with the 2017 women’s marches and now with the #MeToo campaign. The potential power of the #MeToo moment...

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On the first day of Donald Trump’s presidency, millions of people took part in the Women’s Marches across the country to voice their fierce opposition to Trump’s sexism and bigotry. Since then, the #MeToo movement...

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Last year, Donald Trump’s inauguration was met by massive demonstrations of millions worldwide marching against his sexism and bigotry. One year later, the 2018 Women’s Marches saw hundreds of thousands turn out around the world...

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Thanks to the collective outrage and solidarity expressed by millions in the #MeToo campaign, there has been an important shift in how sexual harassment and sexual assault are viewed and dealt with; at least when...

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In mid-December, the abortion rights movement in Ireland scored a massive victory when a parliamentary committee recommended repealing the current ban on abortion in Ireland and allowing for unrestricted abortion up to the twelfth week...

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Hace unos meses interrumpieron en los grandes medios de comunicación las detalladas acusaciones de acoso sexual cometidas por el famoso productor de cine estadounidense Harvey Weinstein. Las actrices, de forma valiente, se levantaron contra esta...

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Just a few months ago, detailed allegations of Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment first broke into the mainstream media. Courageous actresses took a stand against a powerful figure within a multi-billion dollar industry that normalizes sexism....

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Ruth Coppinger, Socialist Party member and Solidarity TD (member of parliament) Parliamentary committee recommends unrestricted abortion rights up to 12 weeks’ pregnancy In a landmark decision in Ireland, a special parliamentary committee has recommended unrestricted...

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