The World Federation of Democratic Youth salutes, on the occasion of the 8th of March, the International Women’s Day, all the young and working women who are living under the double exploitation of their gender and social class.
The 8th of March is celebrated as the International Women’s day to honour the sacrifices of the heroic women of the textile industries of New York that stood up and fought for their rights in the year of 1857.
Today, 162 years after, the women in the world are still facing inequality in a lot of occasions and on the same time they are also facing the inhumanity of the capitalist system in all of its forms. The idea that the women are something less than men, is still very much in use and specially in practice. The imperialist domination is marking the life of women in most countries by discrimination in the access to rights. Imperialism uses the female condition to increase the #exploitation of young #women, punishing them for maternity, with low salaries, long working periods and short periods of time-off in case of giving birth to a child.
Such discrimination, statically confirmed, is indeed a tool of imperialism to deepen the exploitation of the people as whole, exploiting women and blackmailing men, in order to keep its domination over people, keeping also the world as place of tremendous inequalities, starvation, exploitation and war. In this sense, WFDY is sure that only by overthrowing imperialism is possible to overthrow the discrimination faced by women in the imperialist ruled world of nowadays.
WFDY calls upon all its member and friend organizations to make the March 8th, a day where the celebration of the International Women’s Day is made in the streets, demonstrating against the imperialist policies and its puppets around the world, for young people, women and workers’ rights, as we are sure that the organized struggle is the only way to victory.
Source: WFDY via Facebook / RedGlobe