Women’s activism in semi-peripheral nations is framed by conditions related to diminishing access to public services, eroding employment standards and the increasing casualization of labour (ILO 2004: 7). For many women increased economic insecurity and political marginalization means having to adjust to economic restructuring at the level of both the household and the workplace. This dual nature of restructuring by necessity leads women’s groups to be involved in increased activism between the boundaries circumscribing their so-called private and public lives.