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We can push back sexism

23 January 2018
A Fawcett Society report this week laid bare the scale of sexual harassment in Britain.

Join protest over dismissal of activist Louise Harrison and to defend women’s aid

23 January 2018
Supporters of South Yorkshire Women’s Aid (SYWA) and Louise Harrison were set to protest in Doncaster on Saturday.

Women’s March protests show the battle against Trump and sexism will go on

21 January 2018
Thousands of protesters gathered outside Downing Street on Sunday, a year to the day after women’s marches took place in London and across the US.

Labour members target domestic violence worker Louise Harrison in Doncaster

23 December 2017
Louise Harrison, a domestic violence worker and campaigner in South Yorkshire, could be dismissed from her job because Labour members want to protect their party.

Keep this vital domestic violence service open, John McDonnell tells Labour council

12 December 2017
Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has intervened to support a key service for women that is under threat in South Yorkshire.

Battle of the Sexes serves up a set of anti-sexism from 1973

28 November 2017
New film Battle of the Sexes shows the sexism of the 1970s and one of the battles against it, but misses the broader context

‘Austerity is killing’ as funding for women’s refuges is cut

27 November 2017
A change to benefit rules slashing funding for women’s refuges will put women and children at risk.

Sexual harassment at top level of US politics

21 November 2017
The sexual harassment scandal at the top of US society has moved further into the political establishment.

LETTERS: Unions get behind fight to save Women’s Aid service

13 November 2017
A campaign to defend South Yorkshire Women’s Aid has been receiving an absolutely fabulous response from the trade unions.

Has the fight against sexual harassment reached a tipping point?

11 November 2017
Women are speaking out over sexual harassment and a discrimination. Sarah Bates argues it is capitalism’s failure to deliver on its promises of equality, and resistance by women, that lies behind this recharged fightback

Allegations about Labour figures shouldn’t be dismissed by blaming the right

07 November 2017
Claims have been made about Labour Party members - and they cannot be simply ignored

Tory cabinet in crisis and we can get them out

07 November 2017
 Tory rule stands on the shakiest of foundations.

Tory sexual harassment crisis shows that Parliament is a cesspit

07 November 2017
Westminster is reeling following revelations about systemic sexual harassment and abuse.

LETTERS: Unions must be at forefront of challenging harassment

06 November 2017
Revelations about the extent of sexist abuse in Hollywood and Parliament are shocking. But if you’re a woman worker in 2017, sexual harassment at work is rife.

Tory scum floats on top of a sexist society

31 October 2017
Allegations of serious sexual harassment and abuse by MPs have shone a light on the sexism which lies at the heart of our society.

Activists vow to keep up the fight as they mark Abortion Act’s 50th anniversary

31 October 2017
Over 230 people attended the Beyond the Backstreets conference in London last Saturday. It was organised by the Abortion Rights campaign to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Abortion Act.

Unions back the fight against council’s cuts to South Yorkshire Women’s Aid

31 October 2017
Also: Equal pay fight in Glasgow | Child services to be slashed in Bradford

Tories caught in torrent of new harassment claims

30 October 2017
At the start of this week 15 current ministers and over 20 more Tory MPs faced allegations of sexual misconduct.

Abortion is a right

24 October 2017
Poorer women in Northern Ireland who come to England to have an abortion will now be able to claim money for travel and accommodation.

Celebrate the 1967 Act—and extend abortion rights too

23 October 2017
Fifty years ago the 1967 Abortion Act marked a major breakthrough for working class women. Sarah Bates looks at what life was like before the Act—and why abortion rights are so crucial

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