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International Women’s Day and Struggle

The 2021 International Women’s Day (IWD) was marked with protests by working-class women across the globe. Thousands of women took to the streets in...

End Gender-Based Violence in Nigeria Police

On 19 January, Madani Kamdel, an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) with the Oyo State Command, ordered Inspector Adeyemo Adejumo, a female officer to...

We Must Act Now Against Rising Sexual Violence

In the past few weeks, there have been several shocking attacks on women in different parts of the country. At least three young female...

Fighting the Coronavirus and Gender-based Violence Pandemics

COVID-19 is a global public health emergency. It has however triggered a generalized crisis of capitalism. Economic chaos and political uncertainty now constitute the...

No to Gender-Based Violence at the Workplace & Our Communities: Ratify Convention 190

On 21 June 2019, the ILO Convention C190 against Violence and Harassment, and accompanying Recommendation R206 were adopted at the International Labour Conference (ILC),...

“Will I Be Next?” Why the Death Penalty Won’t Protect Us (And What Might)*

Uyinene Mrwetyana, a 19-year old student at the University of Cape Town was raped and killed at the beginning of the month. This sparked...

ARREST OF 70 WOMEN: ABUJA IS NOT IN BONDAGE!

The Socialist Workers and Youth League (SWL) calls for the immediate release of over 70 women arrested over the weekend in clubs in Abuja...

NLC Women Mark IWD and Mobilise Against Gender-based Violence

This year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) was unique in two way. Firstly, it came up as the ILO marks its centenary. Secondly it was...

Market women show how to organise against sexual harassment at work

Sexual harassment has long been rife in many work places, including markets. Now women are mobilising in protest.  They are organising against the blatant...

Women Should Have the Human Right to Control their Own Bodies

Population growth has been in the news as the UN announced that by 2050 Nigeria may become the third largest country in the world,...

A Feminist Manifesto for The 99%

A new feminist wave is reinventing the strike. In Poland in October 2016, over a hundred thousand women staged walkouts and marches to oppose...

Women’s Involvement in Unions is Important

A trade union is an organization of workers who have come together to achieve common goals. These include attaining better wages and benefits (such...

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A Critique of Ethnoreligious Fundamentalism and Ideologies of Secessionist Groups in...

Ethnoreligious fundamentalism and separatist ideas have once again been brought to the forerunner of political discourse.  There is an increasing demand for restructuring and...

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The 1989 Anti-SAP Revolt

In 1989, thousands rose in protest against the IMF and World Bank-inspired Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP). This supported the lavish lifestyles of corrupt government...