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.

11 Dec: Protecting Breastfeeding from state intervention

By Global Women's Strike | 7th December 2018

From Legal Action for Women: Dear Friends, Protecting breastfeeding from State intervention (family courts, detention centres, hospitals, prisons, etc.) We thought you would like to know about an important meeting of the All Party Parliamentary Group on Infant Feeding & Inequalities on Tuesday 11 December 2018.  See agenda here. Solveig Francis and Shoda Rackal from…

International Women’s Strike 2019 – “Stop the world and change it”

By Global Women's Strike | 3rd December 2018

International Women’s Strike planning meeting Tues 20 Nov, 6pm

By Global Women's Strike | 16th November 2018

Come to a planning meeting for the International Women’s Strike (IWS: 8 March 2019) 6pm, Tuesday 20 November 2018 Liz Hilton (EMPOWER-Thailand) is in London for a few days. So we are meeting now to benefit from Thai women’s struggle and especially their mass movement of sex workers. Also, Liz, Selma James and Nina Lopez (Global…

Donate: URGENT Help grassroots women get to DC for Poor People’s Campaign final week of actions!

By Global Women's Strike | 14th June 2018

URGENT FUNDRAISING APPEAL!Support the networks of the Global Women’s Strike (GWS), Women of Color in the GWS and Payday men’s network delegation to DC to take part in the final week of the 40 Days of Action launching The Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival! The week of June 18-23, multi-racial grassroots…

US Poor People’s Campaign launch 6 weeks of action

By Global Women's Strike | 14th May 2018

14 MAY 2018 – POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN LAUNCH SIX WEEKS OF NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION ACROSS THE UNITED STATES A new multiracial mass movement has been growing in the United States. The Poor People’s Campaign: a National Call for Moral Revival (PPC) is launching its first nation-wide event on May 14, the day after the US Mothers’ Day. Through highly publicized, non-violent…

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

By Global Women's Strike | 9th March 2018

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…

Invisibility would undermine carers’ struggle for equity

By Global Women's Strike | 6th March 2018

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!

By Global Women's Strike | 6th March 2018

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

By Global Women's Strike | 6th March 2018

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

By Global Women's Strike | 6th March 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…