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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.

Free Margaretta D’Arcy, Free Shannon

By Global Women's Strike | 23rd June 2014

Dear friends,  Please find below a statement from Global Women’s Strike demanding that our dear friend and colleague Margaretta D’Arcy, be released. She has been jailed for three months in Ireland, for protesting the use of Shannon’s civilian airport for US wars. She is only allowed one phone call a day and two half-hour visits…

Letter of thanks from Margarett D’Arcy

By Global Women's Strike | 24th February 2014

Dochas Women’s PrisonMount JoyNC RoadDublin 7 (posted 25 Feb 2014) Dear Women, I am overwhelmed with your support and amazed with your energy, it is hard work when the State incarcerates women who are doing the work that the Irish State should be doing. Protecting our neutrality, bringing justice, affirming its devotion to the ideal…

Petition: End poverty of mothers & children. Recognize caregiving work. Support the RISE Act and Reintroduction of the WORK Act.

By Global Women's Strike | 30th June 2013

 Jun 30 2013  Global Women’s Strike, Women of Color in the Global Women’s Strike, and Every Mother is a Working Mother Network #Gender Rights and IssuesTarget:US CongressRegion:United States of AmericaWebsite:everymothernetwork.net 21.6% of US children live in poverty, more than in any other major industrialized country. Mothers are the primary caregivers everywhere in the world, working…

How Can Women Defeat Austerity? Selma James talks at Maynooth.

By Global Women's Strike | 14th March 2013

Founder of the Wages for Housework campaign and coordinator of the Global Women’s Strike, Selma James brought a lifetime of movement experience to bear in this electrifying talk. Asked to speak to organisers’ needs in the current crisis, she spoke to a roomful of 30 activists and researchers passionately, clearly and incisively for an hour…

Protesting Operation “Hope and Recovery”

By Global Women's Strike | 3rd January 2012

Refusing opportunism in our movement What is Operation “Hope & Recovery”?  After the uprisings, a group appeared calling themselves “Black leaders”, led by Lee Jasper (Co Chair, BARAC) and staged a rally on 19 August 2011.  Panel speakers were all men except Diane Abbott (who spoke and then left). Parents – code for single mothers…

Mothers March 2011 photos

By Global Women's Strike | 12th March 2011

Mothers March leaflet

By Global Women's Strike | 12th March 2011

Date: Saturday, 12 March 2011 – 12:00pm – 4:00pm Location: London All welcome Assemble 12 noon: Trafalgar Square (north side) Speak-out 2pm: Room G2, SOAS, London Sign language interpreter School of Oriental & African Studies, Thornhaugh St, WC1H OXG For Everyone’s SURVIVAL & WELFARE End Cuts, Poverty & Discrimination Invest in caring not killing WOMEN, MEN, YOUNG, OLD BRING YOUR DEMANDS! French   Italian    Portuguese   Russian   Spanish   Swedish  Turkish Everywhere people…

Journey with the Revolution, Galway Film Tour, 12 July

By Global Women's Strike | 12th July 2007

Film TourGalway  Tuesday 6th March 7pmNational University of Ireland, Galway Tyndall Theatre    Arts/Science Bldg

Coming to Galway, Photography Exhibition, 12-16th March.

By Global Women's Strike | 22nd March 2007

  The Global Women’s Strike invites you to an inspiring exhibition of 30 beautiful colour photos with captions by and about the lives of women participating in the Strike in many countries. Dublin Arts Block, University College Dublin, Mon 5th – Fri 9th March.  Hosts: UCD Students’ Union.   Coming to Galway:  National University of Ireland, Galway…

Demonstration in Dublin against a Shell pipeline in Co.Mayo Ireland, 24 February 2007

By Global Women's Strike | 22nd February 2007

A rural community in the west of Ireland is fighting a group of companies led by Shell who are trying to build a life-threatening gas pipeline & polluting refinery in their area. There was about 850-1000 people at the demonstration. They were mainly from the Left, the Parties, trade unions, NGOs and a big contingent…