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.

Portside: Confronting Apartheid Has Everything To Do With Feminism

By Global Women's Strike | 17th April 2017

Attacking the International Women’s Strike on March 8, supporters of Israel argued that the decolonization of Palestine has no place in feminism and further asked if there is a place for Zionists in the feminist movement. We turn the question around and ask if the occupation of Palestine, the bombings of Gaza, the apartheid that…

Selma James in the Tribune

By Global Women's Strike | 31st January 2017

Click below to see Selma’s answer included in the Tribune’s column ‘How can the left defeat right-wing populism?’ (PDF) tribunedec16inclselma

In 2016 – Free Chelsea Manning

By Global Women's Strike | 19th January 2017

If Chelsea’s sentence stands, she won’t be out until 2045. We cannot allow this. We have to get her out Trans woman whistleblower Chelsea Manning’s supporters from LGBTQ, women’s, anti-war, anti-racist, anti-zionist, whistleblowers’ and other movements for change celebrated her 28th birthday at 16 locations in seven countries (that we know of), calling for her release. Chelsea…

Celebrating Corbyn’s Victory

By Global Women's Strike | 28th September 2016

Women for Corbyn celebrating Jeremy Corbyn’s victory at The World Transformed, Black E, Liverpool, Sat 24 Sept [youtube]

Transforming the World in Liverpool

By Global Women's Strike | 28th September 2016

Just back from Momentum’s The World Transformed. Very exciting being there with hundreds in the hall at Black-E when the result of the leadership election was shown live on a big screen. There was an elated and triumphant roar from the crowd as Jeremy’s 62% landslide with an increased majority was announced. And this despite…

John McDonnell is a better Gender Equality Campaigner than his MP Critics

By Global Women's Strike | 7th September 2016

Six female activists, including Selma James, look at the shadow chancellor’s long track record of fighting for, and listening to, women.

Women with Corbyn

By Global Women's Strike | 19th August 2016

Women with Corbyn Colleagues Claire (left) and Sara (centre) at Corbyn rally in Highbury Fields, North London, 14 August. Women of Colour Global Women’s Strike has been circulating an important statement: Why people of colour should support the new Corbyn/McDonnell movement We are a network of women of colour and, although our organisation is non-party political, we…

Selma James: Let’s Not Forget the Woman Behind Child Benefit

By Global Women's Strike | 8th August 2016

Universal family allowance, now known as child benefit and no longer universal, was paid for the first time 70 years ago today. It was primarily the work of Eleanor Rathbone. See my article in the Guardian celebrating the 70th anniversary of Child Benefit.

Women Reject the Use of Gender to Silence Legitimate Political Opposition

By Global Women's Strike | 6th August 2016

A new movement announced itself in September 2015 when Jeremy Corbyn was elected Leader of the Labour Party by a landslide. Since then, almost every established media has been busy witch-hunting, undermining and insulting that movement by targeting Corbyn and John McDonnell his shadow chancellor. These two MPs have been working together for decades, representing…

Selma James: On Winning with Corbyn

By Global Women's Strike | 4th August 2016

When Jeremy Corbyn announced that he was anti-austerity, overnight he began to attract thousands who then joined Labour to vote for him as leader of the party. Some who had left in disgust at Blair’s deadly wars rejoined. Membership doubled, becoming a political force. This was entirely unexpected, like an earthquake. It upset the whole…