ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Women, Work, Organisation and Struggle

Women, Work, Organisation and Struggle Sujata Gothoskar Rohini Banaji Neelam Chaturvedi THE struggle of women for greater control over their lives has taken place in four major forms: (1) women have organised autonomously (in mass movements, consciousness raising groups, women's centres, etc) for control over their bodies (eg, against rape, for free and safe contraceptives and abortions), for political rights like suffrage, against oppression in the family, against porno- graph)', etc; (2) they have fought through unions for an improvement in their standards of life and conditions of work; (3) they have organised as housewives for social recognition and remuneration for their work; and (4) they have fought in more general social movements on issues which affect men and children as well

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