Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM)
For Struggle, Solidarity and Socialism in Nigeria
DSM, PO Box 2225, Agege, Lagos
Come to DSM secretariat at 49 Charity Road New Oko-Oba, Abule-Egba, Lagos,
Call our national office on 0805 304 5953
8 March 2012
Join the struggle for a socialist alternative
By Seun Ogunniyi
International Women's Day is an annual event that is celebrated on the 8th of March around the world. It provides opportunity to highlight the plight of women and re-affirm the way-out as well as to celebrate the heroic contribution of women to the struggle of the working people against various evils of capitalism. Though, it was originated from the struggles of women in 19th century in the United States for decent working conditions and equal pay, it actually became an international women's day on the basis of the resolution of socialist women involved in the Second International at a conference in 1910. The United Nations (UN) since 1975 has started celebrating the day every year as the United Nations' Day for Women Right and International Peace ostensibly to draw attention to issues of women.
8 March 2010
Hundredth anniversary of International Women's Day
Elin Gauffin, CWI Sweden
At its very beginning, in the early 20th century, International Women's Day - the 8th of March - was a day of struggle for working women. Nowadays it has largely been hijacked by the capitalist establishment as a ceremonial and sometimes highly commercial affair. Much has happened over time, providing welcome proof that women's oppression can be fought and pushed back, but despite this, the oppression rooted in society continues. Indeed, in the past years many earlier conquests for women have been lost as a result of the crisis of capitalism.
7 March 2007
By Titi Salaam-Ogunniran, Democratic Socialist Movement (CWI, Nigeria)
The United Nations Human Development Report of 2006 places Nigeria at 151 out of 177 nation-states rated basically in terms of life expectancy, educational attainment, income, seats in parliament held by women, female professional and technical workers, ratio of estimated female to male earned income, female economic activities rate, population without sustainable access to improved water source and total fertility rate, etc.
November 16th 2003
REGULATION OF FEMALE DRESSING:
Within the context of the socio-economic and political realities of Nigeria today, the Ogun State House of Assembly’s intention to pass a bill to regulate female dressing is an unnecessary diversion and an act of escapism. It will not achieve the objectives for which it is proposed.
26th September 2003
AMINA LAWAL'S ACQUITTAL:
The Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM) welcomes the decision of the Sharia Appeal Court in Katsina State to quash the death sentence, by stoning, earlier passed by a lower sharia court on Mrs. Amina Lawal for allegedly committing adultery.
March 1st 2003
Titi Salaam, Secretary, Women's Section, DSM
Women constitute 49% of the total population in Nigeria, according to the controversial 1991 census. As it obtains in every capitalist society, as a rule, women are marginalised and oppressed in Nigeria.
27 February 2002
SET HER FREE NOW!
The Women Section of Democratic Socialist Movement (DSM), the Nigerian section of the Committee for a Workers’ International (CWI), calls for the quashing of the death sentence by stoning passed by a Shariah Court in Gwadabawa, Sokoto State, Nigeria, on Mrs. Safiyat Hussain, a 35 year old woman and nursing mother, allegedly for committing adultery.
On 7th December, Nigeria will host the Miss World "beauty" pageant in Abuja, the federal capital. Private interests as well as the government are investing millions of dollars in this programme. Among the leading personalities behind it is the wife of the president herself, Chief (Mrs) Stella Obasanjo.