On the eve of International Women's day an unique event occurred in Kalpetta,Kerala.
A trade union for housewives to fight for their rights was formed under the auspices of various women’s organisations on Saturday,March 7th. The Union plan to fight for their demands including minimum wages and a pension scheme.
Social activist V P Suhra, who inaugurated the launch of the new organisation, said the union would be “another milestone in the struggle for women across the globe”.
“In the present world, the struggles of women are not limited to women’s own issues. They are in the forefront of all agitations on issues regarding environment, justice, equitable distribution of natural resources and countless other social issues,” she pointed out.
Kerala always in forefront of progressive movements have one more such unique distinction. How far such movements will get wide acceptance among women remains to be seen.