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Global Women's Strike

Global Women’s Strike is an international multiracial network campaigning for recognition and payment for all caring work for people and planet - a Care Income. It is co-ordinated by the International Wages for Housework Campaign and was launched by Selma James in 1972.

Unwaged Caregivers join June 18th Poor People’s Campaign Mass Poor People’s & Low Wage Workers Assembly & Moral March on Washington DC

By Global Women's Strike | 16th June 2022

On June 18th mothers and other unwaged caregivers are joining with other poor, unwaged and low-waged workers and people of conscience to take part in the giant Poor People’s Campaign Mass Assembly in Washington, DC. Women and children make up 70% of impoverished people in the US. Though we are workers putting in long hours…

Selma James has been invited to speak at Refugee Week in Brighton & Hove Library

By Global Women's Strike | 15th June 2022

UK – Rwanda migration plan: What does it mean for the Refugee Convention? About this event: Activists, a thinker, and a newly arrived asylum seeker will address the questions, how does the UK in fact, treat forced migrants? Who really supports them? And what must be done?  The United Kingdom is portrayed as one of…

PRESS RELEASE: Myanmar Military: Never in Fashion

By Global Women's Strike | 11th June 2022

PRESS RELEASE Guess, H&M, Next, Primark, Zara – no business as usual in Myanmar.   On Saturday 11 June 2-3pm the campaign Myanmar Military: Never in Fashion will protest outside H&M, Zara and Primark on Oxford street to inform the public and urge the brands to cease all production in Myanmar to weaken the military…

Myanmar Military: Never in Fashion – Protest outside H&M, Zara and Primark

By Global Women's Strike | 30th May 2022

  Stop doing business with murderous dictators!  Protest outside H&M, Zara and Primark  Saturday 11 June 2-3pm Oxford Street London Start at H&M, 250 Oxford St, London W1B 2ES, we will march to ZARA,215-219, Oxford St, London W1D 2LG and then Primark, 14-28 Oxford St, London W1D 1AU for a speak-out outside each shop. H&M,…

Thailand: People’s Movement versus laws which undermine freedom of association.

By Global Women's Strike | 25th May 2022

An open letter to The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) Cc Gita Sabharwal, United Nations Resident Coordinator in Thailand Dear Armida Salsiah Alisjahbana, Executive Secretary of UNESCAP, We, the People’s Movement Against the Draft Laws that Undermine Freedom of Association, are writing to express our serious concerns regarding Thailand’s Draft Act on the Operations…

Wages for Housework: 50 years of campaigning – The Global Women’s Strike experience event

By Global Women's Strike | 9th May 2022

The Global Women’s Strike Experience—Part 1 When: Saturday 28 May, 2-4pm, in person Where: Bishopsgate Institute, London EC2M 4QH Speakers: CRISSIE AMISS, UK: Global Women Against Deportation (GWAD), Women Against Rape, Women of Colour Global Women’s Strike (GWS) CHARLOTTE LEE, Singapore/UK: International Prostitutes Collective, GWS LIZ HILTON, Australia/Thailand: Empower, Community Women Human Rights Defenders Collective,…

Vital Discussions: RSL Remembers C. L. R James with A Lloyd Banwo, Margaret Busby & Selma James

By Global Women's Strike | 20th April 2022

ONLINE ONLY. Free for RSL Members and Digital Events Passholders. Members can also book one discounted online ticket for a guest for £3. LOG IN to book or join HERE. Non-Members can book public tickets through the BRITISH LIBRARY. Ahead of a special event on James’s life and times at Trinidad and Tobago’s premier literature festival, the NGC Bocas…

Architectural Review magazine looks at collective action and references Crossroads Women…

By Global Women's Strike | 5th April 2022

The Collective Body by Lola Olufemi. https://www.architectural-review.com/magazines/ar-1489

Special offer on these brilliant books via the Crossroads online bookshop.

By Global Women's Strike | 5th April 2022

www.crossroadsbooksonline.net OUR TIME IS NOW: Sex, Race, Class, and Caring for People and Planet. A Selection of Writings by Selma James: From Wages for Housework to a Care Income (1977-2020), Introduction Margaret Prescod, Editor Nina Lopez.  PM Press, 2021.  £13.00 “Selma James is a force of nature in the flesh and on the page. She…

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…