Women's March on Washington Women's March on Washington. Source: Mobilus In Mobili - Flickr / cropped from original / shared under license CC BY-SA 2.0

In the run-up to International Womens’ day on 8 March, Counterfire is inviting women activists to give us their opinion on sexism, the system, and the struggle for liberation

March 8th is International Women’s Day. It was established by German revolutionary Clare Zetkin in 1910, on the date of a march by women textile workers in New York two years earlier. As the day approaches, Counterfire is inviting women activists to give us their views on the importance of the day, the challenges women face now, and how they think we should take the struggle for women’s liberation forward. 

Please send us your answers to some or all of the following questions – we will publish a selection on the day itself. 

What do you think are the main challenges that women face today, and how should we take them up?

Which women, past or present, particularly inspire you?

Why are we still having to fight for womens’ rights more than one hundred years on and how can we make International Womens’ Day more powerful? 

How can we campaign most effectively for womens’ liberation? 

Please send your thoughts to [email protected]

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