Women and Vanguard Organisations Workshop: BCFW Conference


In November 1980, the British Columbia Federation of Women (BCFW) held a workshop on Women and Vanguard Organisations as part of a BCFW conference. This document provides details of a presentation given by Rita Chudnovsky for In Struggle!

The presentation addresses three main questions;
1. Who benefits from women’s oppression in this society? In other words, are men the enemy?
2. Should women organise on their own specific demands; that is, should there be an autonomous women’s movement?
3. Does the successful victory of the struggle for women’s liberation require a vanguard party struggling for socialism? Can such a party serve the needs of women?