women’s rights

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Why French Women Marched this weekend in Paris

French women marched en masse in Paris and other French cities this weekend to protest against austerity. Below is a statement from the organisers Women standing against austerity: we refuse to carry the can! Feminists of the Front de Gauche ( Left Front ) are organising, for all women who reject austerity policies, a march … Continue reading

It’s not the crisis, it’s patriarchy

Feminists demonstrated in Spain Friday against plans to turn the clock back on abortion laws. The protests were part of Global Day of Action for Access to Safe and Legal Abortion. Beginning in Latin America in the 1990s, the day gained special importance in Spain after the announcement by the Minister of Justice, Alberto Ruiz-Gallardón, … Continue reading

Spain’s purple tide rises in defence of abortion rights

Thousands protested in Madrid Thursday night over a minister’s declarations on abortion and to demand gender equality. A ‘purple tide’ or marea violeta of thousands flooded central Madrid calling for the resignation of Justice Minister Alberto Ruiz Gallardon. The demonstration marched under the slogan ‘no step back in our rights. Now more than ever, a feminist revolution.’ … Continue reading

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