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International Women’s Day - Action Dates

International Women’s Day

Women are on the frontlines.

Monday, March 8th Aotea Square, Queen St, Auckland 5:30pm

Every year on March the 8th women and men mark International Women's Day by remembering the age-old struggle of women for equal rights, and by protesting the barriers that still stand in the way of the winning of those rights.

Women are on the frontline of new and deadly imperialist wars, and of a worldwide attempt to cut wages and state welfare. The attack on employment, living standards, health and education affects the working class in general but has its worst effect on women, who find themselves at the end of the chain of exploitation, in the worst jobs, with the least protection and security. International Women's Day reminds us that women are subject to a double oppression. They are oppressed as members of the working class, and also as women.

• Just pay and conditions for workers all around the world Money for caring, not killing – no NZ involvement in the ‘War on Terror’

• Women are the primary carers and educators: No to the Jobs Jolt, Increase the DPB, Equal pay for work of equal value.

• Violence against women continues in war and peace: End the silence around domestic and sexual violence

• Racism is an attack on women too: Dump laws that discriminate against migrants

Last year's International Women's Day was a great success in Auckland: over six hundred women and men from a wide range of worksites and ethnic groups rallied and then marched noisily down Queen St. Come along and get involved in a historic event...

For more info contact: Kirsty McCully euphemiak@yahoo.com Janet Bogle janetbogel@hotmail.com

Monday March 1st Global Peace and Justice Public Meeting

Trades Hall 147 Great Nth Rd, Grey Lynn 7:30pm

“Working Women on the frontlines”

In the lead-up to International Women’s Day (IWD) the IWD Committee will co-host the March 1st Global Peace and Justice forum. This will include a documentary film screening of “Even Dogs Are Given Bones”, women workers fight back, Rixen N.Z. 1981. The documentary film shows the occupation of Rixen Manufacturing in Levin by 43 factory workers, after being given only one weeks notice of closure with no redundancy payment. Guest speaker Maxine Gay is secretary of the Clothing, Laundry and Allied Workers Union of Aotearoa (CLAW). She will be speaking on changes in the clothing sector in NZ since ’81, and conditions for workers globally. Janet Bogle will represent the IWD Committee, speaking about the history of International (Working) Women’s Day and this year’s event. We hope to have members of the documentary team and supporters of the Rixen occupation in attendance.

For further info contact: Karyn Amoore amoorenz@yahoo.com Or www.gpja.pl.net

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