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From The Socialist newspaper, 30 September 2020

South Africa: Working class unity to stop violence against women

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Marxist Workers Party and [email protected] members marched through eMbalenhle, Mpumalanga, South Africa, on 23 September calling for working-class unity to stop violence against women.

Our pamphlets called on the municipality to make funding and resources available to eMbalenhle for: free, accessible, secure and high-quality women's shelters for survivors of domestic abuse and rape; free, accessible, and high-quality sexual health and family planning services to allow women genuine choice over if, and when, to have children; free, accessible, secure and high-quality pre-school childcare and elderly care centres to relieve the domestic burden on women and allow women to work if they choose.

We also called on neighbouring communities to unite across South Africa to build a new countrywide socialist civic federation to campaign on all issues effecting working-class communities.

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