International Women’s Day

Sheffield TUC says end violence against women on International Women’s Day

The most common form of violence against women is domestic violence. “This is a horrific symptom of gender inequality” says Sarah Carson, Women’s Rights Campaigns Manager of Action Aid.

Austerity spending cuts on Local Authorities have hit domestic violence help centres, says feminist direct action group Sisters Uncut.

A huge responsibility rests on men to end violence on women.

  • Men must respect women as equals – and join their fight for equal rights
  • Men must never use violence against women and not turn away when other men do
  • Men must stand by and support women in the fight to end violence, including sexual violence, against women

Together men and women need to unite and fight for equality, trade union and workers rights, an end to austerity, and a better fairer and more just world for all of us.