Women Are Decisive in Charting the
Line of March to the New Society
On this day of International Womens Day,
WDIE hails the struggle of women everywhere against discrimination, to
affirm themselves, and especially for their complete emancipation. It is
characteristic of this period that whether women are in the forefront of the
struggles that are being fought throughout society, in Britain and
internationally, will determine their success of their outcome. At the same
time, the struggle of women for their emancipation is bound up inseparably with
the struggle for the emancipation of the working class and the whole of
humanity. The struggles of women on all fronts gain a profound significance
when this context of the struggles is recognised and is consciously
The struggles that women have fought throughout the 20th
century have put the issue of the rights of women firmly on the agenda. No one,
no political institution, no collective of society, is unaware of these rights.
Women everywhere are affirming that their rights be recognised according to
their objective condition, their defining features as women, as well as that
the rights of all, of women and men, are recognised as human rights, without
discrimination on any basis.
In this connection, the greatest struggle that women have
now embarked on is the struggle to open up the path to the progress of society,
to smash all that is blocking the path to progress and is taking society back
to a medievalist philosophy that all should fend for themselves, that society
is not responsible for the well-being of all. This is because the
transformation of society to one in which the concrete conditions exist for the
recognition of these rights is the urgent need, the inescapable next stage of
the struggle. In other words, arrangements must be brought about in society
where women can affirm their rights in practice and that their claims are
recognised. That women are standing at the forefront of finding solutions to
the problems of society is the most positive development and one of the
greatest victories of the struggles that women have waged.
The old arrangements in society are ensuring that not only
do the struggles of the women have to be intensified but that the struggle for
the new society is one which will be most decisive. Conversely, the
participation of women at the forefront of this struggle is one which will be
decisive in carrying forward the line of march to the new society.
International Womens Day is a most important occasion
not only for women but for the working class and for humanity as a whole. It
also serves as a reminder that it is very much on the agenda that womens
rights must be recognised through constitutional guarantees in all countries.
That women are coming forward to place themselves in the front ranks of the
line of march to a society where the rights of all are guaranteed is the surest
indication that the situation where the objective claims of women on society
are denied and their second-class status is not addressed will be ended in the
not too distant future.
WDIE takes this opportunity to hail the work of
women in defence of their rights and for the emancipation of the working class
and of the entire humanity, and to wish women success in the final victory of
their struggles. We are certain that the day is not far off when women will
celebrate their final emancipation and that of all humanity.
Hail March 8 International Womens Day!
For a Society in Which Women Win their Emancipation in the 21st
For the Emancipation of Women For the Emancipation of the Working