The National Union of Women Workers held an officially-sanctioned program celebrating female workers on April 26. A declaration supporting the demands of the female workers was read at the end of the program. The Declaration states the following:
International Labor Day, May 1st, is a reminder of heroic struggles of many workers during the course of history, who, from the very beginning, have been faced with acts of violence, terror and suppression by the imperial forces of the world.
Reactionary regimes, having the support of Western governments and using force, have enacted, enforced and applied discriminatory laws against women.
Even though young laborers, especially young women, comprise one of the largest and hardest-working segments of international society, it is sad to see that during the first decade of the 21st century, their rights are being severely curtailed, despite their enormous contribution toward the advancement of the world’s community. In the few instances where they are allowed to participate, they are continuously discriminated against. [MORE]