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.

Event: June 20: Poor People’s Campaign Digital Mass Gathering!

By Global Women's Strike | 16th June 2020

The Global Women’s Strike and Women of Color in the Global Women’s Strike are national partner organizations with the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival.  We urge you to join us for the Poor People’s Campaign June 20th Digital Gathering.  In the context of uprisings across the country against police killings of…

Statement: 56 Groups: Employers who breach OSH laws and expose workers to Covid-19 must be prosecuted

By Global Women's Strike | 15th June 2020

We, the 56 undersigned organizations, groups and trade unions are concerned about the lack of obvious enforcement and prosecution of employers, contractors, developers including Directors and CEOs when they violate laws meant to ensure worker safety and health, even during this Movement Control Order (MCO) where workers ought to be kept safe from Covid-19. No…


By Global Women's Strike | 15th June 2020

Guest Articles by Guest Writer – 12/06/2020 The Stories of those involved: Written by Greg Kennedy After the murder of George Floyd by four Minneapolis Police officers and countless other cases of racially motivated hate crimes across the US by citizens and police – the UK stood alongside the United States this weekend in a number of Black…

Women of Colour submission to Women and Equalities Committee inquiry into Coronavirus and the impact on people with protected characteristics

By Global Women's Strike | 15th June 2020

Women and Equalities Parliamentary Select Committee inquiry Unequal impact: Coronavirus (Covid 19) and impact on people with protected characteristics Submission by Women of Colour Global Women’s Strike* The coronavirus throws a harsh light on what communities of colour have been suffering and campaigning about for decades, holding a mirror up to stark and widespread inequalities. …

CNJ: Death a massive wake-up call

By Global Women's Strike | 11th June 2020

Camden New Journal Letters Coverage of Mr Cardoso and other deaths in police custody, and CNJ’s marks of respect for anti-racist protest is appreciated.  (Mother of student who died in custody: ‘Black men are dying for no reason’) Harrowing images of George Floyd’s torture and death by police kneeling on his neck have been a…

Statement: Haiti’s Peasants Stand in Solidarity w US protesters

By Global Women's Strike | 9th June 2020

The Global Women’s Strike works with the Haiti Action Committee (HAC) in support of the grassroots movement for democracy in Haiti.  HAC is distributing the important message below from Haitian peasant organizations who say: ‘We Stand In Solidarity to Demand an End to Police Terror’. Press Release fromPeasant Organizations in Haiti,Port-au-Prince May 31, 2020 Haiti…


By Global Women's Strike | 31st May 2020

READ OPEN LETTER TO GOVERNMENTS – A CARE INCOME NOW! See TRANSLATIONS so far.ENDORSE here. List of organizational and individual endorsers. Watch the webinars “From Coronavirus and Beyond: Valuing Caregiving — The Unwaged Work that Protects People and the Environment” and Care Income Now! webinar. Read press coverage and the press statement about the #CareIncomeNow…

Event: Collective online screening of La Ballade des Sans-Papiers

By Global Women's Strike | 30th May 2020

As part of the day of action called by the International Network #PapersForAll La Ballade des Sans-Papiers A documentary by Samir Abdallah, Raffaele Ventura Collective online screening – 30 May 2020 – all day In 1996, 300 undocumented African migrants – women, men and children – occupied the church of St-Bernard in Paris for weeks, and…

Video: The Ballad of the Sans-Papiers

By Global Women's Strike | 30th May 2020

Statement: Open Letter to Birmingham Pride from 11 LGBTQIA+ Groups: Drop HSBC

By Global Women's Strike | 22nd May 2020

To Birmingham Pride, As LGBTQIA+ groups in the UK, we welcome your commitment to ensuring events for our communities continue during the Covid-19 pandemic, with the announcement of a ‘virtual pride’ on May 24th. An online pride event has the potential to bring people together across borders and time zones, in a celebration of LGBTQIA+…