This day highlights the milestones women across the world have achieved in the midst of patriarchal capitalist societies, hostile regimes and disaster events. Dating back to the Bread and Roses rally in New York where women immigrants marched for better working conditions in the garment factories, March 8 a century later reflects the continuing struggles of marginalised women everywhere: women who are denied access to basic human rights, silenced by bullets and maimed by poverty. If we are to change this oppressive world order, the task ahead is enormous; we need to forge alliances and work together amidst our diversity.
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