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The Struggle For Equality

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Abstract

The leaders of South African women often complained of gender discrimination: a ‘tripartite burden’ which members of their sex have borne and yet must bear because they are women, workers and black. In other words, they suffer disabilities based on sex, class and race. The story of their oppression has been told in many books, papers, reports, declarations and, most significantly, in accounts of mass struggle. I intend to describe these experiences in order of time by following a trail which began in the early years of the twentieth century and continued into the present period of struggle for a democratic South Africa.

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Trade Union Communist Party African Woman African National Congress South African Woman 
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