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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.

Women of Colour GWS: International Women’s Day statement – 8 March 2019

By Global Women's Strike | 8th March 2019

As we celebrate, we also struggle and re-energise all our campaigns for justice.   The hostile environment has caused such deep suffering, and whipped up racism against communities of colour, and therefore all of us.  A damning Parliamentary report (6 March 2019) lays out how the Home Office is continuing the brutal treatment of Windrush survivors and…

End Police rape, brutality, killings in Nigeria #EndSARS: 

By Global Women's Strike | 28th February 2019

In blatant disregard for the lives of fellow African people, Nigerian police areattacking protesters, but we are heartened at the bravery and determination of people in the massive protests against police killing and brutality and the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS). The movement in support of the uprising in Nigeria is growing worldwide. Read our statement in support…

GWS on the 1st UK-wide Youth Strike 4 Climate #FFF

By Global Women's Strike | 18th February 2019

The Global Women’s Strike was happy to support the 1st UK-wide Youth Strike 4 Climate #FFF in Parliament Square on 15 February. Several thousand multi-racial resolute school students gathered in Parliament Sq and blockaded the traffic. Actions were planned in at least 60 towns and cities across the UK, from Cornwall to the Highlands.  Young women…

8 March: picket Royal Courts of Justice 12-2 pm

By Global Women's Strike | 18th February 2019

WHAT IS THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S STRIKE? ● The first Global Women’s Strike (coordinated by the Wages for Housework Campaign – WFH) was called for 8 March 2000, inspired by the 1975 Iceland women’s Day Off and a strike call by women in Ireland ● In 2016 women in Poland stopped work against anti-abortion laws ●…

Please sign: Unison petition to repeal two child limit to Universal Credit +Tax Credits

By Global Women's Strike | 14th February 2019

Dear Friends Please sign, and circulate the Petition to the UK Government and Parliament: Repeal the two child limit to Tax Credits and Universal Credit http://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/233887 Tweet from Unison, 11 Jan 2019 http://twitter.com/unisontweets/status/1083665095304101888 UNISON – the union‏ @unisontweets The decision not to extend the 2 child limit to families that had their third child before 6…

Thur 21 Feb: Another kind of Question Time w Leanne Wood & Natalie Bennett

By Global Women's Strike | 14th February 2019

Another kind of Question Time               We welcome to London     who will be joined by   LEANNE WOODformer leader of Plaid Cymru   (Party of Wales)       NATALIE BENNETTformer leader of   the Green Party         Chaired by Selma James   7-9 pm Thursday 21 February Crossroads Women’s…

Screening Mangrove 9 film, Sat 2 Feb

By Global Women's Strike | 7th January 2019

Save the date! – Saturday 2 Feb 2019 Film screening: How the Mangrove 9 Won Altheia Jones-LeCointe, defendant and point of reference for the Black Panther Movement (UK) which organised the defence. Ian Macdonald, now QC, then key barrister of the defence team. Key participants describe the successful trial and community organising which spearheaded the…

Kevan Thakrar – 8 years in solitary confinement! Send season’s greeting and Write to your MP

By Global Women's Strike | 18th December 2018

From Payday Men’s Network working with the Global Women’s Strike Emergency Alert! Kevan Thakrar in Solitary Confinement for 8 years in the UK Please send him a holiday card and write to your MP! Dear friends, Kevan Thakrar has been in solitary confinement in UK prisons for more than eight years. The UN has called for…

France: Mothers denounce police brutality

By Global Women's Strike | 18th December 2018

  Since 17 November, there’s been widespread street protests and road blocks all over France by the ‘gilets jaunes’ (named after the hi-vis yellow vests they wear). They were sparked off by an increase in the tax on petrol while the rich had had a tax cut. The movement has grown and broadened its demands…

Statement from a Yellow Vests group in France

By Global Women's Strike | 13th December 2018

As you know there has been widespread street protests all over France in the last few weeks. It started against an increase in the tax on petrol while the rich had had a tax cut. The protests have grown and broadened their demands, and many sectors including students, ambulance workers, campaigners against police murders and…