Still a Long Struggle Ahead for Women and the Oppressed

Mar. 19, 2010

MANILA — It has been a century since over 100 women from 17 countries representing unions, socialist and communist parties, working women’s clubs, and the first women elected to the Finnish parliament gathered in Copenhagen for the second International Conference of Working Women and declared International Women’s Day. Next year would mark the 100th year of the first International Women’s Day commemoration when more than a million women and men held simultaneous rallies in Austria,Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland to campaign for women’s right to work, vote, be trained, and to hold public
office, and for an end to discrimination. Continue reading

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