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About ROSA

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ROSA (for Reproductive rights, against Oppression, Sexism & Austerity) has been initiated by women in the Socialist Party, with the aim of promoting and organising events, actions and campaigning activity on the issues mentioned, open to anyone who supports its message to participate in.

ROSA is a socialist feminist and pro-choice activist group. ROSA is named after Rosa Parks, the inspirational black campaigner who famously refused to give up her seat for a white passenger, sparking the Montgomery bus boycott of the Civil Rights Movement.  And also after Rosa Luxemburg, exceptional and leading socialist theoretician and activist of the early 20th century, killed for her revolutionary politics in 1919.

Contact us on info@rosa.ie

Please read our 15 point programme, endorsed at our AGM in 2015 and then put in the demands in this link:

ROSA-15 point programme

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 We Say
  1. Legislation must include women’s health, as well as life
  2. Repeal the 8th Amendment
  3.  Stop the hypocrisy of exporting abortion. Women should choose, without veto from doctors or the state. Abortion should be provided through the Irish health service, without cost and shame for women
  4. Fully free and available contraception
  5. Programme of secular & progressive sex education in schools
  6. Separate church and state. Independent, representative and non-denominational schools and hospital boards
  7. No to sexism and objectification of women’s bodies; end the social ills of rape culture & violence against women
  8. Equal and decent pay, massive state investment in job creation and free childcare are vital to give women real choice
  9. Stop the assault on the public sector – austerity is crippling women and children. Investment, not cuts; in welfare, health, education, social services, women’s refuges, survivors of abuse services etc.
  10. Tax the super-rich; don’t pay the debts of the banker elite; a struggle of women, young people and workers and the unemployed in general for public ownership of wealth and resources in Ireland and Europe as a challenge to the rule of capitalism that has inequality and poverty at its heart.

 

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