Who we are
INVEST IN CARING NOT KILLING!
Women & girls do 2/3 of the world's work, most of it unwaged. +$1 trillion/year is spent on the military worldwide, more than half by the US. 10% of this would provide the essentials of life for all: water, sanitation, basic health, nutrition, literacy, and a minimum income.
The Global Women's Strike is a grassroots network with national co-ordinations in a number of countries. Invest in caring not killing is our strategy for change. We campaign for the return of military budgets to the community, beginning with women the main carers in every country of people and the planet. Women, and men who support our goals, take action together on 8 March, International Women’s Day, and throughout the year. We work to ensure that power relations among us are addressed, and that each of our struggles is backed by our collective power.
Women from different sectors are involved: women of colour, Indigenous & rural women, mothers, women in waged work, lesbian, bisexual women & TT women, sex workers, religious activists, women with disabilities, older & younger women...
Global Women's Strike
Co-ordinator of Global Women's Strike
In The Guardian: What we can learn from Tanzania’s hidden socialist history
More Guardian articles
Quoted in NY Times Op-Ed: Pay People to Cook at Home!
Other countries we work with (so far...)
14-15 Nov: Caring, Survival & Justice vs. the Tyranny of the Market – international conference LondonUK Fri 24th Jul 15
Fri 10th Jul 15
June 25-28 Global Women's Strike, Women of Color/GWS and Payday men’s network at the US Social Forums in Philadelphia, PA and San Jose, CAUSA Wed 24th Jun 15
Mon 15th Jun 15
USA Wed 27th May 15
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Margaret Prescod on Sojourner Truth radio: KPFK in Los Angeles 7-8amPST Tues-Fri , WPFW in Washington DC 4-5pmEST Tues-Fri, WBAI in NYC 4-5pmEST, Mon-Thurs Website
News on US domestic & foreign policy. Cutting-edge interviews with women, people of color & others around the world.
Great article: Hunger for Justice
KPFK's Margaret Prescod named Best Radio Personality - 2012 by OC Weekly!