ABOUT US

We are an international grassroots network campaigning for recognition and payment for all caring work, in the home and on the land...

A NEW WAY OF ORGANISING

We are an international grassroots network campaigning for recognition and payment for all caring work, in the home and outside. Mothers and other carers, of every gender, are entitled to a living wage, a Care Income – in cash, land, non-polluting technology… – for their caring work for people and planet.

A LIVING WAGE FOR MOTHERS & CARERS

We campaign to end power relations of sex, race, class, income, nation, immigration status, city and countryside, age, disability, occupation, gender identity, North and South … (See organisations part of GWS.) We work with Payday, a network of men who share our aims.

INVEST IN CARING NOT KILLING

Corporate greed, imperial and military conquest are impoverishing us, destroying the climate and the world. We campaign for a caring economy where human beings and all life are central, not a means to obscene profits for the few.

We campaign for a caring economy where human beings and all life are central, not a means to an end.

The caring work women do produces and reproduces the workforce, in fact the whole human race. It should be a source of power for women. Instead it is used to exploit and impoverish us. To escape poverty and financial dependence, women have fought to enter jobs and careers previously reserved for men. Some have risen in the capitalist hierarchy but most have not, especially mothers, so we are still the poorer sex.

The status of caring work – vital to survival and wellbeing – has hardly changed. It is still unpaid or low paid. Some of the financial recognition mothers had won – welfare, Family Allowance / Child Benefit, Income Support has been rolled back.

As part of the climate justice movement, we  campaign with natural farmers, land and human rights defenders, opposing corporate takeovers and industrial farming which treats animals like machines. 

Our campaigns include:

Ending poverty, welfare cuts, detention, deportation, a care income for all carers of people,  the  land and the natural world, domestic workers’ rights, pay equity, justice for survivors of rape and domestic violence, challenging racism, disability racism, queer discrimination, transphobia, decriminalising sex work, stopping the state taking children from their mothers, opposing apartheid, war, genocide, military occupation, corporate land grabs, supporting human rights defenders, ending the death penalty and solitary confinement.

All of our campaigns are for climate justice and survival. 

 

What Mothers and Other Caregivers Want: Fill in the International Survey.

By Global Women's Strike | 19th October 2022

We write to bring to your attention our What do mothers and caregivers want? international survey. We urge you to fill it in and/or circulate it among family, friends and social networks if you haven’t already. The survey is being circulated in different countries and four languages so far – English, Italian, Spanish and Thai – and has…

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Fracking Rears Its Head Again. We are talking to The Nanas Against Fracking, Lincolnshire.

By Global Women's Strike | 5th October 2022

Following the horrendous government decision to lift the ban on fracking forshale gas in the UK, Nanas against Fracking sent us the October 2022 FrackFree Lancashire Newsletter which we thought you might want to see –please see attached.  And one of the founding Nanas, Tina, wrote thisOpinion piece for the Guardian – see below also…

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Free Assange Human Chain: Surround Parliament on Saturday 8 October.

By Global Women's Strike | 5th October 2022

A number of us will participate in this action in defense of Julian Assange organised by the Don’t Extradite Assange Campaign on Saturday 8 October. See their mailing below. Hope you can join us there. Will you be the next link in our Human Chain to Free Assange? We have 3549 links out of an…

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Selma James is speaking at the Anarchist Bookfair, London

By Global Women's Strike | 17th September 2022

16.30-17.30pm : Autonomy – Central to Organizing and Unity. UPCOMING EVENT : Selma James is speaking at the Whitechapel Gallery this weekend! Workshop with Q&A at the London Anarchist Bookfair Clore Creative Studio in the Whitechapel Gallery (close to the Bookfair) 77-82 Whitechapel High St, London E1 7QX. The Global Women’s Strike is also having…

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Video: Wages for Housework: 50 years of campaigning – Empowering Women: A Care Income for People and Planet

By Global Women's Strike | 26th March 2022

Watch the webinar here: https://www.facebook.com/GlobalWomensStrike/videos/389912809261517 Empowering caregivers is advanced as a strategy against poverty and for climate justice. This webinar showcases international efforts from the 1995 UN Beijing conference decision to measure and value unremunerated work in the home, on the land and in the community, to the Wages for Housework Campaign which spearheaded the…

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Video: Wages for Housework: 50 years of campaigning – Selma James, founder of the WFH Campaign, in conversation with Margaret Prescod, co-founder Black Women for Wages for Housework

By Global Women's Strike | 25th March 2022
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Statement: International Women’s Day 2021

By Global Women's Strike | 8th March 2021

Global Women’s Strike & Women of Colour GWS – International Women’s Day 2021 CARING for PEOPLE and PLANET Against POVERTY and DICTATORSHIP Women (and men) in a number of countries are calling for a Care Income Now!, an income for all those – beginning with women, the first carers everywhere, and extending to all genders…

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Renta de los cuidados_YA!

By Global Women's Strike | 17th February 2021
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Event: Care During COVID-19

By Global Women's Strike | 17th October 2020

Political Freshers’ Week: Care During COVID-19 Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at 6 PM UTC+01 – 7:30 PM UTC+01 Hosted by Cambridge SU Women’s Campaign and Cambridge University Justice 4 Workers Campaign Online Event This Political Freshers’ Week, the Women’s Campaign and Justice 4 Workers Cambridge have teamed up with Global Women’s Strike to discuss one of the most…

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