Payment for caring work
Press release: Local Actions in 12 US cities to launch campaign for recognition of caregiving work and to end the poverty of mothers and children
For immediate release………
What: local actions in 12 US...
In 1911 welfare (“the mothers’ pension”) was introduced to enable mothers without income to keep their children.
In 1959 welfare was to "make it possible for a mother to choose between staying at home to care for her children and taking a job."
In 1977 the first congressionally mandated Conference on Women, with elected...
Petition to the US Congress: End poverty of mothers & children. Recognize caregiving work. Support the WORK and the RISE Acts.
WHEREAS 21.6% of US children live in poverty, more than in any other major industrialized country; and
WHEREAS mothers are the primary caregivers everywhere in the world, working to ensure the survival and wellbeing of children, families and communities; and
WHEREAS instead of recognition and support, mothers (and others with primary care responsibilities) are deprived of income...
Support Resources for Mothers and other Caregivers
Every Mother is a Working Mother
In this Presidential election year, the debate on whether or not being a mother is work has emerged. President Obama has said that being a mother is the hardest job there is, and Mitt Romney defending his wife said “every mother is a working mother.”
And indeed being a mother...
Invest in Caring Not Capitalism
The Wages for Housework Campaign
40 years on
Saturday & Sunday 28-29 April 2012
11 – 6 pm
Crossroads Women’s Centre
25 Wolsey Mews, Kentish Town
London NW5 2DX
Co-ordinator of Global Women's Strike
Quoted in NY Times Op-Ed: Pay People to Cook at Home!
In the Guardian: From welfare to wages, women fight back against the uncaring market
Listen to speak in Ireland: "How can women defeat austerity?"
Other countries we work with (so far...)
Sojourner Truth Radio
Margaret Prescod on Sojourner Truth Pacifica Radio, KPFK, Tuesdays.
News on US domestic & foreign policy. Cutting-edge interviews with women, people of color & others around the world.
KPFK's Margaret Prescod named Best Radio Personality - 2012 by OC Weekly!
Sojourner Truth website
UK Fri 17th May 13
Letter to The Guardian reporting on launch of petition 'Invest in a caring society. A living wage for mothers and other carers.'UK Thu 16th May 13
Messages of support to launch of petition Invest in a caring society. A living wage for mothers and other carers.UK Thu 16th May 13
Mon 13th May 13
USA Sat 11th May 13