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  • On average, more than two women in England and Wales are killed by a male partner or ex. And then there is rape, sexual harassment, and more.

Work and menopause

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Menopause at work hit the headlines on 22 February as the Equality and Human Rights Commission issued new guidance on the issue. However, the guidance only affirmed what the law has been for the last fourteen years, and the fact that news coverage trumpeted it as a breakthrough can only mean that employers have not been following the law.

International Women’s Day celebration, Ealing

Ealing TUC International Women's Day celebration

Janine’s annual poetic performance at Ealing Trades Union Council’s International Women’s Day celebration. There will also be speakers and music, and a good time will be had by all. Venue: to be confirmed  

Women’s Fightback #30 launch

Women's Fightback #30, socialist feminist magazine

Join us to celebrate the launch of the new issue of Women’s Fightback, a socialist feminist magazine by Workers’ Liberty.

Poeting for International Women’s Day with Ealing TUC

Venue: The Ballroom, Drayton Court Hotel (opposite West Ealing station), London W13 8PH International Womens Day was created to celebrate the lives and struggles of working women. We’ll hear about the bravery of women in Iran from Aghileh Djafari Marbini … Read more

Lewes Labour International Women’s Day celebration

Venue: St James Clubhouse, 11 Blatchington Road Seaford, East Sussex, BN25 2AB Janine begins each half of this event with some appropriately-themed poetry. There will also be speakers and other activities. The theme is women in sport.

RMT Women’s Course

Venue: RMT National Education Centre, Doncaster RMT women members can register for this course via their branch or the members’ section of the union’s website.

Speaking about Minnie Lansbury at HMP Holloway

Janine will tell the story of one of Holloway prison’s former residents at this event to mark the seventh anniversary of the prison’s closure and promote proposals for a progressive Women’s Building in its place. Venue: entrance to HMP Holloway, … Read more

Imperfect Victims

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She doesn’t cringe and cower, she’s not a fragile flower She picked on him and tricked him She’s not a perfect victim She tells of his coercion, he tells a different version How dare she contradict him? She’s not a … Read more

Provocation

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She provoked him. She said she was leaving him. She’s been looking at other guys. He had to show her. She had to know She isn’t a person in her own right, She’s part of him. She is the buffer … Read more

Women and Shiftwork

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Janine’s contribution to the debate on shiftwork at TUC Women’s Conference 2022. Read the text here.