Global Women's Strike UK


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 launched by Selma James in 1972.

Event: Selma James speaking at “Public Access Television, the Community Programme Unit and the BBC”

By Global Women's Strike | 1st February 2023

2-6pm Saturday 25 March 2023 Bishopsgate Institute 230 Bishopsgate, London EC2M 4QH Public Access Television – the Community Programme Unit Panelists include Selma James of the International Wages for Housework Campaign/Global Women’s Strike It was the new Wages for Housework Campaign Selma had founded (1972) which brought women together to put All Work and No…

Selma James in the Guardian: For peace in Haiti, first win the war on hunger

By Global Women's Strike | 20th January 2023

Your article on the Haiti crisis omits mention of the only Haitian government that people voted in by a landslide – twice. Headed by the former liberation theology priest Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Haiti’s first democratically elected president, it uniquely focused on tackling poverty, supporting small farmers, building schools and hospitals, increasing the minimum wage and demanding justice…

Media: Selma James joins host Margaret Prescod for the hour to discuss the history of her involvement in organizing for fair wages for women, and her continued organizing at 92 years old.

By Global Women's Strike | 18th January 2023

Today on Sojourner Truth, author, organizer and anti-capitalist campaigner, Selma James joins host Margaret Prescod for the hour to discuss the history of her involvement in organizing for fair wages for women, and her continued organizing at 92 years old.In 1972 Selma put forward Wages for Housework (WFH) as a political perspective that redefined the…

40 Years After Sex Workers Took Over an English Church, the Fight for Justice Picks Up in San Francisco

By Global Women's Strike | 15th December 2022

Published in The San Francisco Standard 10 December. In 1917, hundreds of San Francisco sex workers confronted a Tenderloin church pastor for trying to chase them out of town with his sermons, effectively giving him a crash course on their inability to survive economically. That direct action laid the groundwork for sex workers in France, Canada and…

Selma James talk on KPFA radio Letters and Politics is published

By Global Women's Strike | 15th December 2022*ODQzNTI Monday, December 5, to Letters and Politics with Mitch Jeserich for an interview with Selma James of the Global Women’s Strike. The interview will be aired at either 10.08am or 10:30. Selma spoke about the historic 1982 occupation of the Holy Cross Church by sex workers in London. She was their spokeswoman at the time and…

Panel Discussion with Films screened at St. Francis Lutheran Church, in collaboration with US Pros and Global Womens Strike to commemorate International Day to end Violence against Sex Workers

By Global Women's Strike | 15th December 2022

Event: meet Selma James – the celebrated author & campaigner

By Global Women's Strike | 9th December 2022

Dear friends, You are welcome to come and meet the celebrated author and campaigner Selma James on Thursday, 15 December, 5pm at our local Kentish Town Library, NW5 2AA.  Selma will speak about her latest anthology Our Time is Now – Sex, Race, Class, and Caring for People and Planet, followed by discussion.Please RSVP.

Nadja News: Ten times women’s unpaid care work was recognised in history.

By Global Women's Strike | 7th December 2022

Cooking, cleaning, gathering food and water, and caring for children and the elderly are vital for families and societies. Yet this work, performed by women 75% of the time, has seldom been given the recognition it deserves, creating huge inequality around the world. Here are ten times unpaid care work has been recognised for what it…

Press statement: Women Human Rights Defenders collective in Thailand amplify demands to goverment.

By Global Women's Strike | 7th December 2022

On the occasion of International Women Human Rights Defenders Day we, Community WHRDs Collective in Thailand gather to restate and amplify our demands first submitted to three Parliamentary Committees to mark International WHRD Day, 21 November 2019.  We re-affirm that the 2017 Constitution is not fit for purpose and must be replaced. It must be…

Event : Black Women’s Lives Count: Reclaiming Our Sisters Everywhere.

By Global Women's Strike | 7th December 2022

Support a permanent memorial for South Los Angeles victims of serial murders. ONLINE Thursday, December 8, 2022 3:30pm PST / 5:30pm CST / 6:30pm ESTRegister at Event organized by Black Coalition Fighting Back Serial MurdersDonate:  For more info: