The Global Women’s Strike has evolved into a worldwide protest

Decades after Iceland’s ‘day off’, our women’s strike is stronger than ever Selma James The Global Women’s Strike has evolved into a worldwide protest with myriad demands Thu 8 Mar 2018 06.00 GMTLast modified on Thu 8 Mar 2018 13.12 GMT  ‘As a result of Poland and Argentina coming together, the International Women’s Strike was formed.’ Women march in […]

Selma James in Hunger Magazine

Selma James in Hunger Magazine “READ THE MOST INSPIRING QUOTES FROM THE WOMEN OF HUNGER 14” “In the recent months what has happened is that women in prominent positions have complained about what they suffer, and that has been very useful. It can be even more useful when they include the rest of us in […]

Equal Pay article by Selma James for What Women Want report

WHAT WOMEN WANT 2.0 EQUAL PAY: SELMA JAMES Co-ordinator of the Global Women’s Strike and author of Sex, Race & Class – The Perspective of Winning “[I want] wages for housework. Equal pay. Safety from violence and bullying.” Equal pay was a defining theme in the responses to the What Women Want 2.0 survey, showing […]

Invisibility would undermine carers’ struggle for equity

Abolishing the Constitution’s recognition of caring work done within the family would be a disservice to those doing this work Fri, Jul 13, 2018, 05:11Maggie Ronayne4 Family Carers Ireland estimates there are 200,000 family carers, but the means-tested carer’s allowance is only €214 per week for caring for one person. Photograph: Getty ImagesShare to FacebookShare […]

8 March: Protest Unilever, disinvest from Myanmar!

8 March 2018 International Women’s Day 5-6pm  PROTEST outside UNILEVER HQ UNILEVER House, 100 Victoria Embankment, London EC4Y 0DY Why UNILEVER? UNILEVER claims to embody principles that respect the dignity and rights of women and girls, especially in the marketing of Dove products. UNILEVER has been so successful in this that the company holds the […]

8 March: Family Courts on Trial – speak out outside Parliament

PRESS RELEASE 8 March 2018: International Women’s Day Speak out: FAMILY COURTS ON TRIAL 12-2pm, Old Palace Yard, Westminster  All Welcome On the centenary of (some) women’s suffrage, mothers, grandmothers and women’s organisations will expose and protest the devaluing of mothers and the unwarranted rise in children being taken into care and adopted against the wishes of […]

International Women’s Day events 2018

UK Wednesday 7 March 2018 17:00 – 20:45 What Women Want 2.0 Report Launch London: Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, 1 Parliament Street, Westminster, London SW1A 2JR Selma James and others will speak about their chapter in the report. More info here. International Women’s Day Thursday 8 March 2018, 12-2pm Family Courts on Trial London: Old […]