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.

Statement: International Women’s Day 2021

By Global Women's Strike | 8th March 2021

Global Women’s Strike & Women of Colour GWS – International Women’s Day 2021 CARING for PEOPLE and PLANET Against POVERTY and DICTATORSHIP Women (and men) in a number of countries are calling for a Care Income Now!, an income for all those – beginning with women, the first carers everywhere, and extending to all genders…

Event: Selma James speaking at Wages for Housework symposium

By Global Women's Strike | 4th March 2021

Dear friends, Please see below the e-poster for the Symposium “Debates For And Against Wages For Housework”, being held on-line, 4-6 March. Selma will be speaking on Saturday 6 March, 9-11am UK time (14.30-16.30 IST).Registration link is here. Details of the full programme for the three days are in the attached pdf. Please share and…

Renta de los cuidados_YA!

By Global Women's Strike | 17th February 2021

Morning Star: During a pandemic, food is a feminist issue

By Global Women's Strike | 7th February 2021

The relationship between poverty and parenting is translated into an accusation, a shameful label of individual inadequacy. Ann Czernik discusses so-called ‘women’s work’ with feminist writer and activist SELMA JAMES ORCED to make the harsh choice between food or warmth, mum-of-one Laura burst into tears. It was the moment the 32-year-old single mum realised she…

CNJ: Child poverty is government policy

By Global Women's Strike | 28th January 2021

It’s time the crisis of mothers’ and children’s poverty and the climate crisis were prioritised 28 January, 2021 — By Selma James and Nina López MARCUS Rashford, called “leader of the opposition” for his campaign against child poverty, speaks of the suffering of his mother when she couldn’t afford food for him and his siblings…

Sojourner Truth with Margaret Prescod: Selma James On Biden-Harris Inauguration

By Global Women's Strike | 22nd January 2021

Verso Books: “Real Theory Is in What You Do and How You Do It”

By Global Women's Strike | 12th January 2021

Selma James11 January 20210 comments Camila Valle interviews Selma James about feminism, anti-imperialism, and a lifetime of international Marxist organizing. Photograph by Eamonn McCabe, courtesy The Guardian Camila Valle: I wanted to start with what most people know as the heart of your work: the recognition of unpaid care work, disproportionately done by women. You actually coined…

BBC: Vanessa Bryant, her mother’s lawsuit and the value of childcare

By Global Women's Strike | 21st December 2020

By Ashitha NageshBBC NewsPublished2 days agoShare Vanessa Bryant, wife of the late basketball star Kobe Bryant, has found herself at the centre of a torrid domestic drama, within a year of the death of her husband and daughter. She is being sued by her mother. In the lawsuit Sofia Laine argues that she should be…

Ham & High: Camden civil rights activist Selma James remembers ‘crucial’ Mangrove 9 trial

By Global Women's Strike | 10th December 2020

Sam Volpe COMMENTS Published: 4:36 PM December 10, 2020    Updated: 3:25 PM December 15, 2020 A still from the BBC’s Small Axe episode about the trial of the Mangrove 9. Among the defendants was Altheia Jones-LeCointe, here played by Letitia Wright. – Credit: BBC/McQueen Limited/Kieron McCarron “What McQueen saw in it was what we experienced. it was a crucial…

Morning Star: Campaigners demand end to ‘cruel and inhumane’ prison segregation units

By Global Women's Strike | 8th December 2020

CEREN SAGIR MONDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2020 CIVIL rights icon Angela Davis demanded that the Royal College of Psychiatrists (RCP) stop endorsing “cruel and inhumane” prison segregation units in a letter today. The letter from over 60 organisations and 200 campaigners was signed by Davis, journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal, author Selma James, former chief inspector of prisons…