“For higher wages and lower rents”
The Women's Social Congress took place on March 3rd in Poznań. It was initiated by women employed in Poznań's nursery schools and cultural institutions, as well as by women tenants from Warsaw and Poznań. The Congress was organized in response to the need to extend the struggle for higher wages and lower rents, in which we take active part through trade unions and tenants' organizations. Often time, this struggle is a direct reply to the anti-women policies pursued by city governments. We see current attempts to further restrict the law on abortion as complementary to these same anti-women policies, but this time at the level of central government. As such, we also protest in the streets because we are part of the wider women's movement. The following list of demands is not a direct response to the authorities' attempts to limit access to proper medical care in case of unwanted pregnancy. Nevertheless, the lack of this sort of care makes our economic position worse, and this incites our dissent.