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.

Selma James has been invited to speak at Refugee Week in Brighton & Hove Library

By Global Women's Strike | 15th June 2022

UK – Rwanda migration plan: What does it mean for the Refugee Convention? About this event: Activists, a thinker, and a newly arrived asylum seeker will address the questions, how does the UK in fact, treat forced migrants? Who really supports them? And what must be done?  The United Kingdom is portrayed as one of…

Vital Discussions: RSL Remembers C. L. R James with A Lloyd Banwo, Margaret Busby & Selma James

By Global Women's Strike | 20th April 2022

ONLINE ONLY. Free for RSL Members and Digital Events Passholders. Members can also book one discounted online ticket for a guest for £3. LOG IN to book or join HERE. Non-Members can book public tickets through the BRITISH LIBRARY. Ahead of a special event on James’s life and times at Trinidad and Tobago’s premier literature festival, the NGC Bocas…

Selma James attends disability demo – and is quoted in Disability News Service.

By Global Women's Strike | 5th April 2022

Among the allies who attended the action was 91-year-old writer, feminist and social activist Selma James, co-founder of the International Wages for Housework Campaign, which this year is celebrating its 50th anniversary. She told DNS that “remembrance” was “an important part of our movement” and that “winning is power”, and “not only what you win then but…

Special offer on these brilliant books via the Crossroads online bookshop.

By Global Women's Strike | 5th April 2022 OUR TIME IS NOW: Sex, Race, Class, and Caring for People and Planet. A Selection of Writings by Selma James: From Wages for Housework to a Care Income (1977-2020), Introduction Margaret Prescod, Editor Nina Lopez.  PM Press, 2021.  £13.00 “Selma James is a force of nature in the flesh and on the page. She…

Events – Organizing Stories: Dr. Chanda Prescod-Weinstein in conversation with Selma James 6 April 12.15 EDT

By Global Women's Strike | 29th March 2022

Join us for a conversation with Professor Chanda Prescod-Weinstein, Black feminist theorist and theoretical physicist and author of The Disordered Cosmos: A Journey into Dark Matter, Spacetime, and Dreams Deferred (2021), and her grandmother Selma James, long-time feminist activist and ‘Wages for Housework’ co-founder, on Wednesday, April 6th, 12:15-1:15pm. In keeping with this spring’s Organizing…

Selma James WFH in Oxfam Wales report “Childcare: Tackling the Motherhood Penalty”

By Global Women's Strike | 25th March 2022

Politics and PolicyChildcare, equality, Gender If you want to eliminate poverty, start by looking at childcare, Head of Oxfam Cymru Sarah Rees argues. Motherhood can be an absolute blessing and joy, if you discount the Spring Equinox scuppering a Mothering Sunday lie-in. Yet in a Wales where the highest value is placed on paid work outside of the…

Video: Wages for Housework: 50 years of campaigning – Selma James, founder of the WFH Campaign, in conversation with Margaret Prescod, co-founder Black Women for Wages for Housework

By Global Women's Strike | 25th March 2022

Novara Media: Correction request re Wages for Housework Campaign article

By Global Women's Strike | 24th March 2022

Dear Novara Media, Re The article by Sophie Rosa, published on 21 March, grossly misinforms about the Wages for Housework Campaign which is celebrating 50 years of uninterrupted campaigning this year. It jumbles together academics past and present, avoiding the concrete struggles our international grassroots network has been making in the Global South and…

Ham & High: ‘We’ve put caring on the agenda’: Selma James on Wages for Housework campaign

By Global Women's Strike | 18th March 2022

Frankie Lister-Fell0 Published: 3:32 PM March 18, 2022 Selma James outside of the previous Crossroads Women’s Centre – Credit: Archant I meet Selma James at Kentish Town’s Crossroads Women’s Centre on what feels like the first day of Spring. She was described to me as a “force of nature”, and on first impression she is, but a force that…

Press release – Wages for Housework at 50: isn’t it time for a care income?

By Global Women's Strike | 17th March 2022

PRESS RELEASE: Celebrating 50 years of campaigning to put unwaged caring work on the agenda: isn’t it time for a care income? Throughout 2022, the International Wages for Housework Campaign (WFH) is celebrating its 50th anniversary with a programme of events online and in person. They will showcase organising done in different countries, evaluate what…