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ROSA Statement on its Alternative Citizens’ Assembly 26 November 2016

What is the Citizens Assembly? The Government has commissioned a polling company to select 99 Citizens’ to discuss the 8th amendment and make recommendations to the Dail. The decision of the Citizens’ Assembly is non-binding. It will take at least 6 months to report, followed by another 6 months minimum of discussion in a Dail committee before the possibility of a repeal 8 referendum is even debated in the Dail chamber. It’s not the fault of the 99 citizens chosen, but the Citizens’ Assembly is a delay tactic of the Government, pure and simple. Anyone …

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Fight for Abortion Rights & Fight all Inequality – Join ROSA Today

In recent weeks, there has been a huge surge of interest by young people, especially in getting involved in the pro-choice struggle. Here a few voices of just a small sample of new ROSA activists – lend your voice too – join the struggle for repeal and pro-choice legislation – join an anti-racist, anti-capitalist, pro-LGBTQ socialist feminist group today – text your name, area & “ROSA” to 087299 5484 “When I moved to Ireland from India, a country where abortion is legal but a country that still has a long way to go before it …

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Bread & Roses Festival 2016

Full Agenda Friday 10th of June Fighting for FREEDOM & EQUALITY: WOMEN’S MOVEMENTS AROUND THE WORLD 6.30pm-7.15pm Opening rally with contributions from: Inga Wójcik – Polish women’s rights activist with dziewuchy dziewuchom Joanna Fuertes-Orr – on women’s struggles across Latin America Bethania Barry – organiser of campaign of Brazilian women in Ireland against rape culture Elma Relihan – US activist with Socialist Alternative in NYC &#Movement4Bernie 7.30pm-9.30pm How can our movements win?  Discussion introduced by: Maaike Schippefelt from Women on Web Laura Fitzgerald from ROSA Saturday 11th of June 11am-12.15pm Women Can’t Wait – Repeal …

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ROSA-15 point programme

For Reproductive Rights   Repeal the 8th Amendment and legislate for a woman’s right to choose. Abortion should be provided through the health service, without cost and shame, for all who need it Banning abortion not only endangers women’s lives and health, but it also serves to restrict women’s freedom, sexual and personal. It’s a human right to have control over your own body Fully free and available contraception and sexual health services including access to IVF on the public health service Programme of secular & progressive sex education in schools   Against Oppression For full LGBTQ equality. Challenge …

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New Government puts repeal on the back-burner

A new Government has finally been formed & its neoliberal Programme for Government will continue the assault on social welfare & public services , with women particularly victimised by this. The fact that the 8th amendment is mentioned on page 158 of an 160 page document symbolises that this Government wants to continue to put this issue on the back-burner. We do not need any “Citizen’s Assembly” that is an anti-democratic attempt to delay & obstruct the will of 80% of the population for a repeal 8 referendum. We also cannot trust any such initiative …

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