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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.

Urgent appeal for Burma/Myanmar Karen Women’s Organisation

By Global Women's Strike | 2nd March 2022

Dear sisters and friends, Burma/Myanmar: Urgent Appeal for Donations We wrote to you at the end of last year asking for donations for the Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) in Burma/Myanmar. We enclose below a report from KWO about their survival work, saving the lives of people fleeing bombing and repression. The population is as determined…

Burma/Myanmar: Urgent Appeal for Donations

By Global Women's Strike | 2nd March 2022

We wrote to you at the end of last year asking for donations for the Karen Women’s Organization (KWO) in Burma/Myanmar. We enclose below a report from KWO about their survival work, saving the lives of people fleeing bombing and repression. The population is as determined as ever to continue the resistance against the military takeover. The Global Women’s Strike has met KWO and we are confident that it is best placed to ensure that all aid reaches those who need it most. We have pledged to make a regular monthly donation so that KWO can better plan what help it provides. Any support you can give will help – both one-off donations and a monthly commitment if you are able.

Morning Star: Myanmar military junta: never in fashion

By Global Women's Strike | 24th February 2022

The unions’ message is clear: if international clothing manufacturers are serious about human rights and democracy, they must take their factories out now — or risk funding the the dictatorship, writes LAURA WATSON Anti-coup protesters flash the three-finger sign of defiance during a demonstration in Yangon, Myanmar, April 23 2021 ON THE first anniversary of…

Take Action: Child Tax Credit & Earned Income Tax Credit Awareness Day

By Global Women's Strike | 8th February 2022

Help get out the word that it’s not too late to get the rest, or all, of your 2021 Child Tax Credit (CTC) money, as part of a national day of action on the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit on Feb 8. What you can do:

Mothers and grandmothers speak out on what losing the Child Tax Credit has meant for their families

By Global Women's Strike | 3rd February 2022

“We’ll just be back in the poorhouse again, back where we started from. We will not get to go out on family outings. No snacks, no going out. No more Taco Tuesdays, no more movie night, no pizza night. I won’t get breaks. Less socks and shoes for the kids. The CTC was helping me catch up on my bills, but now I’m going to have to be starting all over again. Plus food prices went up, and food’s going up more. With the CTC being shut off, some people’s going to be hungry again. Five pounds of chicken wings is now $17.99. Toilet tissue’s doubled in price. It’s now 10 rolls for $10.99. Sodas were $2.98, to it’s now $6.99. That’s going to be a struggle because they ain’t upping your food stamps.”

URGENT! Tell the White House & Congress that Our Children Need You to Save the Child Tax Credit NOW!

By Global Women's Strike | 3rd February 2022

With the Senate failing to extend the Child Tax Credit (CTC) into 2022, families with children have not gotten a monthly check since December 15th and millions of children have been thrust back into poverty, millions of families have been hurt. But we cannot give up on extending the CTC, because the health and well-being of millions of children benefited from it. Vote for the CTC now! No work requirements! What job is more important than raising the next generation? Raising children is real work and moms and grandmas shouldn’t be required to get a “real job” to qualify. Children need the CTC and mothers and other primary caregivers have earned it.

Wages for Housework: 50 years of campaigning

By Global Women's Strike | 2nd February 2022

Statement – Myanmar Military: Never in Fashion

By Global Women's Strike | 31st January 2022

On eve of 1st anniversary of military coup in Myanmar, 150+ organisations launch intl statement supporting Myanmar unions call for brands to cease all production there to force the dictatorship to step down. www.myanmarmilitaryneverinfashion.org/ #myanmilitaryneverinfashion Join our webinar 31 January 2022 1-2pm GMT launching the statement. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_46iRbyU1TP-lzFlAQAJZtw

Webinar – Myanmar military: never in fashion

By Global Women's Strike | 24th January 2022

On the eve of the 1st anniversary of the military coup in Myanmar, we will launch an international statement in support of a call from All Burma Federation of Trade Unions (ABFTU) and the Federation of General Workers Myanmar (FGWM), issued on 3 September 2021, for international brands to cease all production in Myanmar. The…

INDIA General Strike now 28 & 29 March called by rural & urban TUs!

By Global Women's Strike | 21st January 2022

Dear Friends, Heroic Indian farmers and farm workers fresh from their victory over Modi’s three hated farm laws, are once again mobilising. Central Trade Union together with Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), the coalition of protesting farmers unions, have called a General Strike across India on 23-24 February.  We must do all we can to support…