Democratic Socialist Movement

For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria

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International Women’s Day 2019: End oppression with fight for socialism

International Women’s Day 2019: End oppression with fight for socialism Clare Doyle for Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) International Secretariat On Friday, 8th March, women across the globe are striking, marching, protesting and celebrating International Women’s Day in unprecedented numbers. In a welcome development, they will be accompanied by more men than in the past who see the need

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2018 International Women’s Day in Nigeria

2018 International Women’s Day in Nigeria H.T. Soweto, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI Nigeria) Just like previous years, International Women’s Day in Nigeria was celebrated by the trade unions with low-key activities. Compared with efforts that go into preparation for May Day, how the trade unions mark women’s day is one way to understand the status of working women in the

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2018 International Women’s Day

2018 International Women’s Day We Urgently Need a Mass Movement to fight Gender Discrimination, Rape, Sexism, Exploitation and Women’s Oppression We women in Nigeria live in utter privation. We still face oppression of various kinds both at home, work, schools and in society. All these cannot be disconnected from the capitalist system – a system that reinforces patriarchy and creates

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CASES OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT ON CAMPUSES: What is to be done?

CASES OF SEXUAL HARASSMENT AND ASSAULT ON CAMPUSES: What is to be done? Abibat Jimoh – Secretary DSM Women Committee Sexual harassment/assault has become an epidemic on campuses. Unfortunately, few of these incidents are reported due to fear of stigmatization by the victims. According to research, at least one in 5 female students is at risk of sexual assault/harassment. The

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Trade Unions and Civil Society Celebrate International Women’s Day with Marches and Symposia in Lago

Trade Unions and Civil Society Celebrate International Women’s Day with Marches and Symposia in Lagos By Peluola Adewale Down with Oppression of Women under Capitalism – photo DSM   (Click to enlarge) Perhaps, for the first time in Nigeria marches were held to celebrate this year’s International Women’s Day. In Lagos there were two such marches. One was organized by a

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International Women’s Day 2017

International Women’s Day 2017 A century on from the Russian Revolution Demonstrations world-wide swelled by anti-Trump anger By Clare Doyle, Committee for a Workers’ International International Women’s Day (8th March) is being celebrated with special enthusiasm this year by members of the parties and organisations affiliated to the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI). It is a hundred years since

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2017 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY

2017 INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WOMEN MUST FIGHT FOR A BETTER SOCIETY TO END DISCRIMINATION HAPPY CELEBRATION TO ALL FEMALE WORKERS ON THIS DAY!!! This celebration is taking place at a time when women live in privation. We also still face oppression of various kinds both at home, work, tertiary institutions and the society- such as the refusal to legalize abortion

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Why Socialists fight for the liberation of women

Why Socialists fight for the liberation of women Speech by Abibat Jimoh at the DSM National Committee meeting on April 16, 201 Last Thursday, 14 April 2016, makes it exactly two years that 219 school girls were abducted by Boko Haram insurgents in Chibok, Borno State. The fate of the Chibok girls makes it important for us to reflect on

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Caught in the Middle

Caught in the Middle Boko Haram Insurgency Highlights the Vulnerable Condition of Women and the Girl – Child in Nigeria H.T Soweto A few years ago, precisely in 2013, the “Ejigbo Sodomy” (a shocking case of brutalization of three women in the Ejigbo community of Lagos for allegedly stealing pepper) hallmarked the gender inequality and the unspeakable violence the female

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International Women’s Day 2014

International Women’s Day 2014 Fighting austerity and oppression world-wide Clare Doyle (Committee for a Workers’ International, www.socialistworld.net ) For more than a century, 8 March has been known as International Women’s Day – the day to commemorate and celebrate the struggles of working and poor women against exploitation at work, in society and at home. Over the years, however, its

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2013 International Women’s Day

2013 International Women’s Day Women in Nigeria Suffer Inequality, Brutality and Exploitation For Mass Struggle and Socialist Alternative to Win Gender Equality By Oluwaseun Ogunniyi Women undergo double oppression under capitalism, first for their gender and second, for the vast majority, for being members of the working class. Grave inequality is the hallmark of women’s condition in Nigeria. To win

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CHILDREN’S DAY 2012

CHILDREN’S DAY 2012 Under capitalism in Nigeria, working class children face horrific privation and uncertain future Struggle to defend children’s right and for a better society By Seun Ogunniyi and HT Soweto Street trading – a notorious form of child labour in the cities May 27 this year is children’s day in Nigeria. It is definitely another day on which

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Remembering the struggles & victories of women workers

International Women’s Day 2012 Remembering the struggles & victories of women workers For more than a century, 8 March has been the day to commemorate and celebrate the fight of working class and revolutionary women for a better deal and a socialist society. Clare Doyle, Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI) Its origins are in the struggles for equal pay

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Women and socialism : a century of struggle

Women and socialism : a century of struggle Hundredth anniversary of International Women’s Day Elin Gauffin, CWI Sweden At its very beginning, in the early 20th century, International Women’s Day – the 8th of March – was a day of struggle for working women. Nowadays it has largely been hijacked by the capitalist establishment as a ceremonial and sometimes highly

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Nigeria – Women’s burdens demand socialist action

Nigeria – Women’s burdens demand socialist action The United Nations Human Development Report of 2006 places Nigeria at 151 out of 177 nation-states rated basically in terms of life expectancy, educational attainment, income, seats in parliament held by women, female professional and technical workers, ratio of estimated female to male earned income, female economic activities rate, population without sustainable access