IWD: 100 years of struggle for women's liberation

The history of IWD is a history of the struggle of ordinary women to throw off the burden of the oppression and discrimination they faced.    In 1908, 15,000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter hours, better pay and voting rights.  The first National Women’s Day was celebrated in 1909 to demand right to vote, be trained, hold office and an end to discrimination on March 19. 

Malalai Joya says stop propping up the war lords if you want to help Afghan women

From time to time I will use my blog to reproduce an important voice that you are not hearing in the mainstream media.  In this open letter Malalai Joya, one of the most important women leaders in Afghanistan, speaks of how the occupation is just causing more misery and doing nothing to protect women's rights, on the contrary. 

"But the Afghan people do not just want to hear ‘sorry.’ We ask for an end to the occupation of Afghanistan and a stop to such tragic war crimes".

BC-STV referendum critical for women and electoral reform across Canada

 On May 12, British Columbians will vote in a referendum on electoral reform that will have an enormous impact across Canada. They are raising money online to put the ad on TV

This is what propaganda looks like: Women in Afghanistan

Day before yesterday still in a bit of a reverie after more than 24 hours without television, radio or newspapers in my friends' beautiful house in the bush near Victoria I was awakened on the ferry into Vancouver by an astonishing call.  Sandra Martin from the Globe and Mail asked me, "Judy, is it possible to be a feminist and be anti-war?"  What?