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ICOR call for International Day of Struggle for Women's Rights 2020

ICOR Resolution, 4 March 2020


The international women's day is a joint day of struggle of the international revolutionary and militant women's and working-class movement! The call of the socialist women in Copenhagen 110 years ago united working women, women peasants, the mass of women in the struggle against imperialist warmongering, famine and misery and was supported by the revolutionary parties of the world. The ICOR (International Coordination of Revolutionary Organizations and Parties) proudly carries the flag of this communist ideal of freedom of women's liberation in their countries and parties under the guideline: “those who oppress others, cannot be free themselves!”

This year the ICOR calls:

Take to the streets on 8 March – in the spirit of Clara Zetkin and all the pioneers!

ICOR organizations – on 8 March this year, please, especially promote that women's organizations from all over the world join the anti-imperialist and antifascist united front. The call for this by ICOR[1] and ILPS[2] - and with them of about 500 organizations from all over the world – started on 1 January 2020. The basic idea of the united front is:

Let us build the international anti-imperialist united front against imperialist plunder, state terrorism, fascistization, fascism, foreign military intervention, subversion and wars of aggression! For national and social liberation, democracy, freedom and socialism!

Regarding the women of the world the call emphasizes:

Billions of especially oppressed women must connect their struggle for equal rights, against the patriarchal-feudal stamp of societies, for the liberation of women, with the anti-imperialist struggle as well as with the working-class and revolutionary movement.

Use 8 March so that women's organizations declare themselves participants of this worldwide movement and register![3]  Worldwide cooperation is necessary, because:

The women's movement is facing historical challenges!

Worldwide the women's consciousness has developed further during the last year. Women play a self-confident, strengthened role in the worldwide development of mass struggles and insurgency-like movements like for example in Iran, Iraq, Lebanon or Chile. In many countries in Asia, the Middle East, in America and Asia women fight against the oppression of religious fundamentalism. In Latin America 100 000s of women have participated in protest demonstrations against violence against women in Chile, in Argentina, in Mexico, in Colombia and other countries for the self-determination over your own body and life. With the movement 'Fridays for Future' an international youth movement has emerged according to the motto “system change not climate change“ and is clearly marked by young women and girls. In the uprisings in Iran against the Mullah regime women stand side by side with the workers, have developed independent protests against veiling. In Iraq joint demonstrations of women and men were banned, but fought through promptly: “Do not touch me, do not threaten me!” In Europe women and girls are engaged in the yellow-vests movement in France, in the protests in Eastern Europe women are active especially in the caring and educational sector.

The women's strike in Switzerland  sent a big signal with half a million women taking part in the strike The textile workers in Bangladesh are a driving force in the societal changes in the country with their struggles and grown self-confidence as women. The protest by women in Delhi at Shaheen Bagh against the new anti-muslim citizenship act is very courageous and significant. Their protest has assumed historic proportions and they have blocked a highway since around two months and connect their struggle with demands for workers' rights, the security of women and social issues. In Africa women are in the front rows in the struggles against corrupt governments, for democratic rights and for food security and basic needs of life. 

All this is sorely needed! For the worldwide rise of proto-fascist, fascist and racist parties or governments is always connected with a frontal attack on women's rights. With sexism, anti-women propaganda or anticommunist mobbing active women are denigrated or even criminalized.

The ICOR stands for the fact that the real liberation of women can only become reality in a socialist society!

Long live the International Women's Day! Forward with the struggle for the liberation of women in a liberated society!


Signatories (as of 5 March 2020, further signatories possible):

  1. CPK   Communist Party of Kenya, Kenya
  2. MMLPL   Moroccan Marxist-Leninist Proletarian Line
  3. CPSA (ML)   Communist Party of South Africa (Marxist-Leninist)
  4. PPDS   Parti Patriotique Démocratique Socialiste (Patriotic Democratic Socialist Party), Tunisia
  5. CPB   Communist Party of Bangladesh
  6. CPI (ML) Red Star   Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Red Star
  7. Ranjbaran   Hezb-e Ranjbaran-e Iran (Proletarian Party of Iran)
  8. NCP (Mashal)   Nepal Communist Party (Mashal)
  9. БКП   Българска Комунистическа Партия (Bulgarian Communist Party)

10. PR-ByH   Partija Rada - ByH (Party of Labor - Bosnia and Herzegovina), Bosnia and Herzegovina

11. MLPD   Marxistisch-Leninistische Partei Deutschlands (Marxist-Leninist Party of Germany)

12. UCLyon   Unité Communiste Lyon (Communist United Lyon), France

13. UPML   Union Prolétarienne Marxiste-Léniniste (Marxist-Leninist Proletarian Union), France

14. BP (NK-T)   Bolşevik Parti (Kuzey Kürdistan-Türkiye) (Bolshevik Party (North Kurdistan-Turkey))

15. KOL   Kommunistische Organisation Luxemburg (Communist Organization of Luxemburg)

16. MIKSZ   Magyar Ifjúság Közösségi Szervezete (Organisation of Hungarian Youth Community), Hungary

17. RM   Rode Morgen (Red Dawn), Netherlands

18. MLGS   Marxistisch-Leninistische Gruppe Schweiz (Marxist-Leninist Group of Switzerland)

19. TIKB   Türkiye İhtilalci Komünistler Birliği (Union of Revolutionary Communists of Turkey)

20. MLKP   Marksist Leninist Komünist Parti Türkiye / Kürdistan (Marxist Leninist Communist Party Turkey / Kurdistan)

21. KSRD   Koordinazionnyj Sowjet Rabotschewo Dvizhenija (Coordination Council of the Workers Class Movement), Ukraine

22. PCC-M   Partido Comunista de Colombia – Maoista (Communist Party of Colombia - Maoist)

23. PCP (independiente)   Partido Comunista Paraguayo (independiente) (Paraguayan  Communist Party (independent))

24. BDP   Bloque Democratico Popular (Popular Democratic Bloc), Peru

25. PC (ML)   Partido Comunista (Marxista Leninista) (Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist)), Dominican Republic

26. PCR-U   Partido Comunista Revolucionario del Uruguay (Revolutionary Communist Party of Uruguay)

27. CPA/ML   Communist Party of Australia (Marxist-Leninist)

[1]    International Coordination of revolutionary Parties and Organizations

[2]    International League of People's Struggles

[3]    You can find the call on the ICOR website, ; in order to become part of this movement you can send the form to: Or you can directly register at the ILPS website (

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