Leeds District Socialist Party held a public meeting to celebrate the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day on the 8th of March. 20 people attended, many coming straight from a 50 strong anti-cuts rally concentrating on how the cuts will affect women as International Women’s Day this year falls during a period of struggle against austerity Britain and mass movments against oppressive regimes across the world.
Speakers included Angie Waller from Barnlsey Socialist Party who highlighted the disproportionate impact the cuts would have on women throughout Britain, and Samantha Garratt from Leeds Trinity Students Against Cuts who spoke on the role of women in the student movements last year.
It is vitial that the Socialist Party continues to address the issues facing women in the coming period and struggle alongside women against the ideological cuts agenda. Leeds District Socialist Party will be hosting a Women’s Caucus on Saturday the 19th of March at the Packhorse pub where female members and supporters can discuss and begin to organise the fightback.
Alicia Blackett, Hyde Park & Headingley Socialist Party