This event aims to put women’s liberation at the heart of class struggle and explore how we should respond to the intensification of women’s oppression under modern capitalism. 

Based upon the three strands of the Charter for Women, which was adopted by the National Assembly of Women in 2020, sessions include Marxist-feminist analysis of women in society, at work, and in the international labour movement. Drawn from across the labour movement our speakers include Mary Davis on the roots of women’s oppression, Pragna Patel on domestic violence, migration and racism, Sarah Woolley on sexual harassment and Kellie O’Dowd on abortion rights.

Additional panels will highlight such questions as the feminisation of poverty, unfair job segregation and the erosion of women’s sex-based rights, calling for urgent change to secure equal pay and access to decent childcare. 

As internationalists, we recognise that the fight against women’s oppression is worldwide and we are delighted to be joined by communist women leaders from three continents, including Liz Rowley, (Canada), Jenny Schreiner (South Africa), Annie Raja (India) and Socorro Gomes (Brazil).