Women in the Haitian Revolution

 Tristan Graham The 1791 slave uprising of Saint-Domingue was the largest and most successful slave revolt in modern history. It transformed one of the wealthiest colonies in the world into a new nation led by the black leaders of the Revolution. Because Saint-Domingue was a French colony, the French Revolution was inextricably linked to the…

Afghan Women Protest Continued Denial of Rights, Extrajudicial Killings

Peoples Dispatch Photo: Tolo News Contrary to its promises, the Taliban government has failed to reopen most of the girls’ schools that were shut following its takeover and end restrictions on women working outside their homes. The government has also announced fresh curbs on the movement of women Security forces in Afghanistan fired in the…

Manuela Sáenz: A Conjunction of Heroism, Patriotism, Bravery and Femininity

Yoselina Guevara This December 27th marks the 224th anniversary of the birth of Manuela Sáenz Aizpuru. Who was this indomitable woman for whom Simón Bolívar felt an irrepressible passion? Was she a rebellious warrior, a symbol of female emancipation or a submissive companion of the masculine hero? An independent and boastful woman or a loving…

Women Have Always Been at the Forefront of Sudanese Resistance

Shadia Abdel Moneim Women protesters in Khartoum, Sudan April 2019 | Ala Kheir/DPA/PA Images. All rights reserved A military coup carried out last month threatens to roll back the gains made in the 2019 revolution that overthrew al-Bashir’s brutal regime Protests against authoritarianism and military regimes are not new to Sudan. Even the revolution that…

Sudanese Women On the Front Lines of the Resistance

Hala Al Karib Sudanese women took part in the revolution in large numbers for the same reasons they are now part of the resistance against this treacherous coup: Their human rights are at stake. There is nothing more difficult than losing a child. There is nothing worse than losing our children as a result of…

Indian Women on an Arduous Road to Equality

Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research This dossier features portraits of the daily struggles of Indian women, primarily drawn by women artists from India and across the Global South based on photographs by Indian photographers. These are scenes of life in the fuller sense of the word – of joy, labour, anger, and resistance – along…

Brazil: Over 4,000 Participate in National March of Indigenous Women

Photo: Andressa Zumpano/CPT NacionalPhoto: Andressa Zumpano/CPT Nacional Participants of the II Indigenous Women’s March follow the trial of the “Temporary Framework” in Brasília. This Wednesday 8th, the trial continues in the Federal Supreme Court (TSF) to decide on the “Temporary Framework” to establish the legal limit on the demarcation of indigenous lands. More than four…

‘Woke’ Imperialism, Women’s Liberation and Afghanistan

Sharon Black Afghanistan’s socialist Vice President Anahita Ratebzad, standing at right, speaks with a group of activists. Ratebzad said, “Privileges which women, by right, must have are equal education, job security, health services and free time to rear a healthy generation.” There is no greater hypocrisy than the deceitful lies of imperialist propaganda. One of…

Afghan Women’s Struggles Against Patriarchy, Imperialism and Capitalism

Revista Crisis The women of Afghanistan have been affected by the wars and occupation of their country for decades. The plight of Afghan women has frequently been instrumentalized by imperialist forces, especially the United States, to justify and legitimize their warmongering policies in the region. Women have always been at the forefront of the struggle…

Women Farmers Hold ‘Parliament’ in India

The Women Farmers’ Parliament marked eight months of protests against the Center’s controversial farm laws. It was organized in parallel to the monsoon session of India’s parliament A contingent of women farmers from Delhi’s neighboring states gathered on Monday, 26 July at Jantar Mantar in the national capital for a ‘Kisan Sansad’ or farmers’ parliament….