International Women’s Day march and rally : Glasgow 10th March

February 23, 2012

Glasgow Coalition of Resistance is calling this demonstration and welcomes support from women’s groups, trade unions and campaigns. Please contact: corglasgow@gmail.com

The cuts of the Condem government disproportionately affect women, with over 70% of those hit women. Women are also 65% of public sector works who face redundancies and attacks on their conditions. In particular, public care services, often staffed by women, are being targeted, leaving women more vulnerable to precarious work. Additionally, women bear the double burden of picking up unpaid caring work in the home, increased through attacks on benefits and services.

Cuts are also hitting vital women’s services in an environment where 1/5 women experience domestic violence, with 2 women killed every week by an intimate partner, and 1/4 women are seriously sexual assaulted during their lifetime. Just on university campuses a recent study showed that 1/7 female students are seriously assaulted and almost 70% are a victim of sexual harassment during their period of study.

Fight against cuts and fight for women’s rights. March assembling at 2pm, with a rally at 4pm. Open to everyone.

We demand:
*No cuts to women´s services
*Free childcare
*Decent working conditions
*An end to sex discrimination
*Support working mothers- rebuild the welfare state

We welcome input and suggestions for the march, and demands that women should make.

Backed by:
Glasgow University Feminist Society
PCS Union
USDAW Scottish Youth Committee
Nathan Sparling-NUS Scotland LGBT Officer
Kelley Temple-NUS Scotland Women’s Officer
NUS Scotland Women’s Campaign
Edith Halvarsson-Glasgow University SRC Gender Equality Officer
Lucky Dhillon-Glasgow Univeristy SRC Race Equality Officer
Unite Scotland

More Info:
Website http://iwdglasgow.wordpress.com/ or the facebook event page at http://www.facebook.com/events/249165461827301/

IWD poster

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