Below, CWI reporters provide a selection of 2018 International Women’s Day protests and events from across the globe.

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International Women’s Day marked the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote and galvanized...


Last year we saw, with the #MeToo movement, an international revolt against sexism. Women all over the world spoke out against powerful men abusing their social position to force unwilling women to have sex with them. While it started in Hollywood, very soon the discussion spread to different workplaces and schools. In Belgium, studies have...


Get. Them. Out. The Tories have got to go. What other response can there be to the Tories’ annihilation of the services needed by women fleeing domestic violence? This equates to murder by political decisions.


We are entering a new age of struggle for women’s liberation! You only have to open a newspaper, log on to social networks, turn on the TV or go out on to the streets to witness actions, demonstrations and protests that speak about the rights of women in this unequal and unjust society. Complaints of harassment and sexism are no longer being...


In Sweden, #MeToo has found a widespread echo and has been widely organised sector-by-sector. Actors led the way last year with their petition using the hashtag #tystnadtagning - Swedish for "Lights, cameras, action!" which can mean “Stay silent (when someone is assaulted)!”.

By the New Year, there were more than sixty five...


India’s leaders have always boasted of the country being characterised by ‘unity in diversity’ and women are supposed to have been worshipped from time immemorial. The dominant Hindutva philosophy is based on the highly controversial Manusmriti – ancient and obsolete civil and legal codes. It tries to camouflage its blatant brutality...


The first state-wide meeting of Libres y Combativas – the socialist feminist platform launched by the Sindicato de Estudiantes and Izquierda Revoucionaria (CWI in Spanish state) was a great success.


International Women’s Day 2018 will be dominated by the issue of abortion on the island of Ireland, with particular focus on the South where years of agitation and mobilisation has succeeded in winning the right to a crucial referendum that is due to take place in late May. In the last five years tens of thousands have marched, students have...


Thousands of students have already voted in favour of the 8 March strike in general assemblies. In the last weeks, the Sindicato de Estudiantes (Students’ Union) has organised assemblies in dozens of schools and universities throughout the Spanish state, explaining the reasons for our call for a general strike against domestic violence,...


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