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23 June 2021
The cost of childcare is rocketing. Access to places is being squeezed. The funding local authorities receive from the government to deliver free childcare for three and four-year-olds is not enough. And
5 May 2021
The Domestic Abuse Act has become law. Violence against women and girls has been on the increase during the pandemic. Between March and June 2020, police recorded 206,492 domestic abuse offences - a 9%
7 April 2021
Over the last year, Covid-19 has magnified the vast deep-rooted inequalities in the capitalist system. One problem which has been felt most acutely by working women is that of childcare.
3 March 2021
Women have been especially hit by the economic and social consequences of the pandemic.
17 February 2021
One in three women will have an abortion before the age of 45. The abortion pill is a safe and uncomplicated medical procedure carried out in the first ten weeks of pregnancy.
6 January 2021
In the final article in our series to commemorate 200 years since the birth of Friedrich Engels, Christine Thomas looks at the relevance of his important work 'The Origin of the Family, Private Property and the State' for the struggle today to end women's inequality and oppression.
1 July 2020
The Little Fishes nursery has served the St Mellons community from the church premises for 30 years.
24 June 2020
The Tories have been using Covid-19 to attack safeguarding procedures in our frontline services
11 March 2020
Childcare costs have risen 5% according to charity Coram. Its family and childcare survey found the weekly price for a part-time nursery place for a child under two is over £130 - £6,800 a year, writes Juliette Fogelman, East London Socialist Party.
12 February 2020
Cesar Zanin, a part-time NHS worker living in temporary accommodation and bringing up a six-year-old daughter, didn't know where their next meal was coming from after the DWP stopped his Universal Credit without warning
6 November 2019
The latest developments in the general election campaign
31 July 2019
The Tories sold Universal Credit as a public money-saving scheme, combining several benefits into one. In reality the 'savings' were to come from reducing payouts.
22 May 2019
Alabama legislators have passed a bill that makes it a felony for a doctor to perform or attempt to perform an abortion. They even denied an amendment allowing exemptions for cases of rape and incest.
10 April 2019
The Socialist Party demands that trade unions take a lead in fighting for public investment in well-paid jobs for all
3 April 2019
In the UK, 2.9 million children from working families are now living in poverty, reports the Department for Work and Pensions. And more than a third of babies are living below the poverty line, according to the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.
6 March 2019
The Socialist spoke with a shop worker and union member, Olivia, about her conditions at work.
24 October 2018
The introduction of Universal Credit, under which families can lose £200 a month, has rightly provoked outrage
29 August 2018
Feed your child or heat the house; buy a school uniform or pay the electricity bill - these are the kinds of impossible choices faced by more and more working parents every day
25 July 2018
It's one world for the super-rich, and another one for the rest of us including Boris's millionaire mansion and working homeless.
30 May 2018
On 25 May, Irish citizens voted decisively to repeal the 8th Amendment, a resounding rejection of the abortion ban and misogynistic ideas about women and our bodies. The Yes vote won a landslide 66% and in all but one county.
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