New Page 1

The struggle for the emancipation of the woman is the struggle for the emancipation of the whole working class

Communist Party of Greece (KKE)
March 1, 2010

On 1st March the Party Organisations of KKE in Attica held an event on the 100th anniversary since the establishment on the International Women’s Day and the contribution of KKE to the struggle for the emancipation of women.

The Event opened with Cangyl Ornek, member of the Party Council of the Turkish Communist Party (TKP) who extended a brief greeting. Cangyl Ornek highlighted the contribution of women to the struggles of the tobacco workers in Turkey and reiterated the solidarity of TKP with the struggles of the working class in Greece. The meeting also included a video about the struggle of KKE for the emancipation of women as well as a cultural programme with militant revolutionary songs inspired by the struggles of the working people. The Stadium of Apollonas in Rizoupolis proved to be too small to admit all the people who responded to the call of KKE and attended the yesterday’s event.

Aleka Papariga the General Secretary of the CC of KKE delivered the main speech at the event. Amongst others she stressed that the war that the government is launching against the workers’ families, against women and young couples must meet the people’s mobilization, the organised movement and activity.

Aleka Papariga underlined that KKE has been the first party that from the very first moment spoke about gender equality and of course about women’s voting right. “The history of the struggle for the emancipation of women shows that it is a struggle for the emancipation of the working class; that the real emancipation of women from the class exploitation and the double oppression, the real gender equality can be realized only with the abolition of the exploitation of man by man namely in socialism.

Furthermore she called the people to participate in the common demonstration of PAME and Greek Women’s Federation on 8th March.