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.

LSE Blog: Book Review: Our Time is Now: Sex, Race, Class, and Caring for People and Planet by Selma James

By Global Women's Strike | 9th March 2022

Dr Julia Downes March 9th, 2022 In Our Time is Now: Sex, Race, Class, and Caring for People and Planet, Selma James brings together essays and writings that reflect on collaborative activist practice and span her reflective thinking on a range of themes, including care, anti-capitalism and climate justice. Written in James’s characteristically accessible, whip-smart and defiant voice, this…

Poem for Selma James has been published in new book “House Work” by Khadija Rouf

By Global Women's Strike | 8th March 2022

A poem for Selma James has been published in new book “House Work” by Khadija Rouf for International Women’s Day 2022 All profits are being donated to Global Women’s Strike.

Selma James is Kentish Town on City of Women London map

By Global Women's Strike | 8th March 2022

The City of Women map is the result of a collaboration launched in 2020 between Reni Eddo-Lodge, Rebecca Solnit, Emma Watson, cartographer Molly Roy, designer Lia Tjandra and Haymarket Books, in partnership with Transport for London, the Women of the World Foundation and University College London (UCL). See the interactive map here: Press here:…

Boston Review: Care Work in a Wageless World

By Global Women's Strike | 8th March 2022

As the planet burns and pandemics rage, Selma James’s work with the Wages for Housework movement shows that we ignore the labor of care at our own peril. Emily Callaci March 2, 2022 Sex, Race, and Class—The Perspective of Winning: A Selection of Writings 1952–2011Selma JamesCommon Notions and PM Press, $20 (paper) Our Time is…

Women’s natural farming movement v climate change

By Global Women's Strike | 15th February 2022

Dear sisters and friends, Climate justice and the women’s natural farming movement in Andhra Pradesh, India Many of you will know that the Wages for Housework Campaign, which co-ordinates the Global Women’s Strike, and celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, has broadened its demand for financial recognition for caring work to include also the care…

Wages for Housework: 50 years of campaigning

By Global Women's Strike | 2nd February 2022

Red Pepper Review: Our Time is Now: Sex, Race, Class and Caring for People and Planet

By Global Women's Strike | 23rd December 2021

Marin Scarlett looks back – and forward – at Selma James’ seven decades of intersectional activism December 23, 2021 · 5 min readSelma James speaks in 2019. Image credit: ECP Sex, Race and Class is now in its third incarnation. A short pamphlet of the same title was originally published in 1974, and an anthology spanning a…

Review 31: A Living, Breathing Work

By Global Women's Strike | 13th December 2021

Selma James, Our Time Is Now: Sex, Race, Class, and Caring for People and Planet PM Press, 256pp, $17.00, ISBN 978629638386 reviewed by Frith Taylor Selma James is a writer and activist who has written extensively on the interrelated issues that affect women’s liberation. Her book Sex, Race and Class (1974) is regarded by many as a classic of…

US Launch 11 Dec: Andaiye and Selma James, The Point is to Change the World & Our Time Is Now

By Global Women's Strike | 1st December 2021

Saturday, Dec 11, 2021 9am PST / Noon EST / 5pm GMT Register for online event Between the Lines Books in Toronto, City Lights Books in San Francisco, Eso Won Bookstore in Los Angeles, the Howard Zinn Book Fair, Marcus Books in Oakland, Pacifica Radio’s “Sojourner Truth”, Pacifica station WPFW in Washington DC, PM Press…

Selma James speaks at CLR James Library, Thurs 30 Sept 6pm

By Global Women's Strike | 26th September 2021