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.

Press Release: Mothers and Other Family Caregivers From Across The US Tell Congress to Value Our Work

By Global Women's Strike | 22nd October 2023

Congressional Briefing featuring Rep. Gwen Moore (WI-4), directly impacted family caregivers from across the country and policy experts, followed by Press Conference. October 24, 2023 9-10am Briefing, 10:30am Press Conference. Briefing: Rayburn House Office Building, Rm 2060, Washington DC. Breakfast served. Press conference: House Triangle, United States Capitol

Caregiving is Work Congressional Briefing in DC, Tues 24 October

By Global Women's Strike | 22nd October 2023

Congressional Briefing and Press Conference, Caregiving is Work: Supporting mothers and other family caregivers through the Worker Relief and Credit Reform Act (WRCR) and beyond

Please join us Tuesday in Washington DC! Also being live-streamed on Center for the Study of Social Policy Facebook page

Protest: Stand with the people of Haiti! NOT another invasion.

By Global Women's Strike | 9th October 2023

The Global Women’s Strike UK (GWS), Women of Colour GWS and Caribbean Labour Solidarity join with Haiti Action Committee US in defence of the people of Haiti. Join us to demonstrate: Tuesday 10 October 2023, 4.30-6pm at Kenya High Commission, 45 Portland Place, London W1B 1AS. Haiti Action Committee condemns in the strongest possible terms…

“News story of the year” goes to Channel 5’s coverage on disabled mothers: A collaborative project with Support Not Separation and Disabled Mothers Rights Campaign.

By Global Women's Strike | 14th September 2023

Disabled Mothers’ Rights Campaign and Support Not Separation worked with Channel 5 on its national news programme broadcast at 5pm, 25 January 2023.  Ch5 announced their shocking findings that parents with a learning disability are 54 times more likely to have their children taken into care.  This confirms our experience of the discrimination and hostility…

Event: London Socialist Film Co-Op presents: Walter Rodney: What they don’t want you to know.

By Global Women's Strike | 14th September 2023

Join us for a screening of Walter Rodney: What they don’t Want you to Know (2022), a documentary exploring the life of Guyanese academic and activist Dr Walter Rodney.  The event will be accompanied by a panel and Q&A with: Arlen Harris, director Dr. Patricia Rodney, academic and widow of Walter Rodney Selma James, writer and activist…

Mothers Manifesto protest outside Parliament – join us!

By Global Women's Strike | 11th September 2023

Dear Friends The Global Women’s Strike will be supporting The Mothers Manifesto protest calling for action on food insecurity outside Parliament on Wednesday 13 September from 11am-4pm.   They wrote the following email about the protest.  We hope you can join us. We know the situation for many women here in the UK, one of the…

Remembering Liz Hilton, our dear sister-in-arms

By Global Women's Strike | 3rd August 2023

Today, 3 August 2023, on her birthday, we remember Liz Hilton, our much-loved wonderful friend and sister in struggle. She would have been 61 had she not been unexpectedly taken from us earlier this year. Liz was born in Australia and lived in Thailand for decades, where she found a new movement family with Empower,…

In the media: Climate change lessons from Andhra Pradesh, Camden New Journal.

By Global Women's Strike | 14th July 2023

The state of Andhra Pradesh in India has seen a transformation to natural farming which has been made possible by women organizing, writes Solveig Francis. They have created thousands of self-help organizations across more than 3,000 villages.  Since 2016 they have spearheaded an agricultural, economic and social transformation through Community Managed Natural Farming: agroecology based on no/low tilling,…

Tribute to Madjiguène Cissé, distinguished Sans Papiers spokeswoman who passed away recently.

By Global Women's Strike | 29th June 2023

Women of Colour GWS and Payday Men’s network wrote this tribute for an event organised by some Sans-Papiers collectives from the Paris region, students in struggle in Paris and the Marche des Solidarities, held 27 June 2023 in Paris.(French translation below). We send our deepest condolences to Madjiguène Cissé’s family and friends and all the…

Give Us Back Our Children

By Global Women's Strike | 19th June 2023

“Take Away our Poverty not Our Children” * Give Us Back Our Children is a US-based national multiracial network of organizations, mothers, grandmothers and supporters demanding an end to forced and unjust separation of children from their mothers and other primary caregivers by the child welfare system. It includes Alexandria House, A New Way of…