Towards tomorrow, March 8, International Women’s Day, last Saturday, March 5, Tandi (The Democratic Women’s Movement of Israel) and partners held a rally against the policy of the Bennet government and a cultural event at the Arab town of Kafr Yasif, “to demand respect, recognition and equality for all women” — this in the words of a call to participate in the events. Hadash MK Aida Touma-Sliman (Joint List), one of the leaders of the Communist Party of Israel (CPI) agreed, “The feminist struggle for equality is at the heart of all our other struggles.”
Demonstrators gather in Kafr Yasif on Saturday, March 5, to commemorate tomorrow’s International Women’s Day (Photo: Zo Haderech)
In addition, activists and custodial workers twill took part in the International Women’s Day march at Tel-Aviv University (TAU) on March 8, which was organized by Hadash students and the workers’ union Koach LaOvdim (Power to the Workers). The march and rally were be held to urge TAU to hire its cleaning staff directly, instead of through personnel contractors
On Monday, March 14, another public event commemorating International Women’s Day and organized by Hadash and the CPI, will be in Tel Aviv at the Hagada Hasmalit (“Left Bank”) Alternative Cultural Center (70 Ahad Ha’Am Street) starting at 6:00 pm.
In a statement released towards International Women’s Day, the CPI emphasized that “The quest for women’s equality is an essential element in the battle against all forms of discrimination, for the defense of democratic freedoms, against the demolition of homes and dispossession, against fascist tendencies and fundamentalist religious coercion. The interest of all women, Jewish and Arab, Israeli and Palestinian, is to end the policy of settlement expansion and of annexation and oppression, and the end of the Bennet government, which will only lead to more bloodshed and war.”
“Towards 2022’s International Women’s Day, the CPI expresses its great appreciation to all its women comrades, to all the women active in the Joint List parliamentary alliance, in Hadash and Tandi, to all peace-loving women, and to all women active in class-based, environmental, equality and social change movements.”