21 Sep
2019

International Womens Day conference explores 106 years of struggle

first_imgOn March 8, 1857, the women workers in the New York Textiles and Tailors industry went on strike and demonstrations. They called for a reduction in working hours and a wage equalization between men and women. The strikers and demonstrators were struck by police and ended in bloodshed. It is these women and the ones that followed that are being honoured by an event organised by the Women’s Committee of Democritus on the occasion of International Women’s Day at 2pm on 10 March.The event, titled “Women’s equality – Which equality? What is our future? What are we struggling for? What is our aim?”, brings many women to the fore. These include journalist/radio producer Rena Frangioudakis, former mayor of Whittlesea Kris Pavlidis, special projects consultant Stella Papas and others.The conference invites all women and men of the community to look at the “women’s issue”, 106 years after 8 March was established as International Women’s Day at the 2nd International Conference of Women Socialists on a proposal by Clara Tsetkin during a meeting in Copenhagen in 1910.The Greek Democritus Workers League stands in solidarity to the struggles of the international women’s movement for equality and liberation of women from class exploitation and oppression.The event takes place at the Cultural Centre (583 High Street, Northcote). Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagramlast_img

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