TRIBUNE, March 8, 2009
Cary Gee talks to Leddy Mozombite and Manju Gardia, two campaigners battling for the rights of domestic workers and victims of bonded labour
THERE are 700,000 domestic workers in Peru. Ninety per cent of them are indigenous women who have migrated from the countryside to the cities in order to escape poverty. Many are underage and illiterate, denied access to even basic education. It is little wonder that the situation they find themselves in once they have secured employment is little better than slavery.
The struggle against poverty, war & occupation
Grassroots Struggle Against Sexism and Racism: an International Comparison
31 January, Venezuelan Embassy, London
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INTERNATIONAL GATHERING – The struggle against poverty, war and occupation – Five major events, London, 31 January – 8 February 2009 – International speakers – To interview or invite speakers contact Global Women’s Strike press office:
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Rediscovering Tanzania’s Ujamaa – Tribute to the Great Ntimbanjayo Millinga and the Ruvuma Development Association
Date: Sunday, 8 February 2009 - 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Location: Bolivar Hall Venezuelan Embassy
In the 1960s, a great anti-imperialist movement for independence swept the world. President Julius Nyerere urged Tanzanians to reject capitalist exploitation, and build a society based on African communalism. Ntimbanjayo Millinga with a few others and hardly any funding put these views into practice and built an extraordinary rural society based on equity between women and men, young and old. By 1969, 17 ujamaa villages had formed the Ruvuma Development Association (RDA). But the governing party was so hostile that, against Nyerere&rsquo
Date: Tuesday, 3 February 2009 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Location: House of Commons, London
While government feminists and religious fundamentalists equate prostitution with rape and claim most sex workers have been trafficked, rapists continue to get away with it – the conviction rate for reported rape in England and Wales is a shocking 6%. But a growing international movement for women’s safety is demanding the decriminalization of sex work. In England it has defeated government attempts to “rehabilitate” sex workers and is opposing proposals to raid brothels and criminalize clients. In San Francisco 41% voted for decriminalization in the last elections.
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