Struggle for Women’s Liberation Across the World: A Long Way to Go

4 Pages Posted: 25 Jun 2019

Date Written: June 20, 2019


Writing 'herstory' has never been an easy process in a male-dominated world where sexism, bigotry racism, casteism and fascism all have been used in an unimaginative way by the free market economy in congruence with the fascists forces to undermine democratic processes. The trio of totalitarian state, free market and increasing fundamentalism is giving new reasons to dissent every day. The resistance at the international as well as local level has been continuing for generations. From the suffrage movement to Bread and roses strike to slut walks to Ni una menos (Spanish for not one woman less) protest by grassroot women in Argentina, women all over the world have resisted patriarchy, defied authority, demanded their basic rights and freedom and challenged male hegemony in different possible ways. The MeToo movement is one of the classic examples where world over women are raising their voices and documenting their protests.

Recently, in the wake of tyrannical, autocratic, patriarchal fascists regimes or totalitarian empires which have emerged world over, past few months have witnessed the rising rage and stiff resistance from common people and specifically from women across the globe. From developed countries to the third world nations, the struggle for liberation continues to demand equality in wages, for reproductive rights, fight against sexual harassment, assaults and rapes to resistance against patriarchy and waging war against fascism in different ways while reclaiming rights. This is despite the fact that across the world, many countries recognize equality and social justice as of significance in their respective constitutions, women are relentlessly and vigorously resisting against misogyny and sexism while demanding safe spaces and life with dignity while mobilizing the sense of solidarity to achieve material effective gender equality that may utilize wellbeing approach to create a happy society.

Keywords: women's struggle, liberation, protest, dissent, rights, justice, global, international

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Nigam, Shalu, Struggle for Women’s Liberation Across the World: A Long Way to Go (June 20, 2019). Available at SSRN: or

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