“At a time when celebrities and the media attempt to take over and trivialise International Women’s Day, it is important to point out that, in the real world, working class women are left with little to celebrate”
Announcing the launch of the Workers Party event to mark this year’s International Women’s Day, Party spokesperson Joanne Lowry said,
“Beyond the commercialisation, the glossy magazine features and the celebrity photo opportunities lie the women, mostly working-class women, whose daily routine is a struggle against the inequalities and oppression visited on them by the capitalist system”
“The theme of our event this year ‘Women and the Pandemic’ will be an opportunity to explore the myth that we are all in this together and address the fact that women in particular are disproportionately affected by poverty, domestic violence, precarious and low paid employment and the responsibilities of caring”, Joanne said.
“We will also be discussing the Mother and Baby scandals and looking at how women continue to be abused by systems of power, social and political institutions, misogyny and at how that continues even through to the outcome and the reaction to the recent reports”.
“Today’s discussion and debate will underscore our firm conviction that women must be at the forefront of the struggle for a socialist society. Only a socialist, secular society can deliver the equality that women need to achieve their full potential as citizens”, concluded Joanne.
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Women and the Pandemic: panel and speakers
Chair: Nicola Campbell, Workers Party Newry / Armagh
Maura McKenna – Trade Unionist
Joanne Lowry, Chair Workers Party Women’s Committee
Anne Finnegan, Workers Party Dublin
Maureen Consideine, University College Cork
Catherine Coffey, Workers Party Cork
Workers Party International Statement