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 & Women of Colour GWS sign letter: We stand with Jeremy Corbyn – just as he always stood with us

By Global Women's Strike | 10th December 2019

Organisations and individuals including Kehinde Andrews, Hanif Kureishi, Ahdaf Soueif, Gillian Slovo, Robert Del Naja and Anish Kapoor urge BAME and migrant communities to vote for Labour December 10, 2019 · 8 min read As BAME (Black, Asian and minority ethnic) representatives, organisations, anti-racist activists and individuals involved in local, national, and international campaigns, we urge BAME and migrant communities to vote for the…

Selma James writes an open letter to Chris Williamson

By Global Women's Strike | 10th December 2019

SELMA JAMES MONDAY, DECEMBER 9, 2019 OpinionWe are in the midst of an anti-left witch-hunt Dear Chris, I read your statement in support of Jeremy Corbyn and your article in the Morning Star and was struck by your honesty, clarity and determination to win for Labour in this election. Though I wish you were running as…

Selma James speaking at Latin America Conference 2019, Saturday 23 November

By Global Women's Strike | 21st November 2019

Black lives Matter: Resisting Trump from Haiti & the Caribbean to the US In the era of Trump, racism is on the rise in the Americas, but countries such as Cuba, Bolivia and Venezuela show that the cause of black liberation can be advanced with self-organisation and progressive policies. The history and current uprising in…

Actress Jodhi May cast as Selma James in Steve McQueen’s new BBC series, Small Axe

By Global Women's Strike | 19th September 2019

The Observer Jodhi May says Scarborough, in which her character has a romance with a 16-year-old boy, is supposed to be uncomfortable to watch Vanessa Thorpe Sun 8 Sep 2019 07.59 BST  Jodhi May and Jordan Bolger in Scarborough, directed by Barnaby Southcombe. Actress Jodhi May, who stars in an uncompromising new film about a relationship between…

Selma James in Monthly Review

By Global Women's Strike | 19th September 2019

Beyond Boundaries by Selma James and Ron Augustin (Sep 01, 2019) Topics: Feminism , History , Marxism , Movements  Places: Europe , United Kingdom Selma James in July 2012. Photo credit: Crossroads AV Collective. Ron Augustin is a freelance journalist and editor based in Brussels. In collaboration with the International Institute of Social History in Amsterdam, he has been involved in editorial and digitization projects documenting anti-imperialist movements of…

Selma James quoted in article: “What is killing marriage and the family?”

By Global Women's Strike | 11th May 2019

It’s not just the free market or big government – there’s Big Sister too Belinda Brown | May 11 2019 |  1 Share on FacebookShare on Twitter forward by email Print Subscribe The male breadwinner … now just a privilege of the upper middle class? The birth of a new Royal baby here in Britain reminds us what privileged women…

Complain to Woman’s Hour about their sexist reporting on “parental alienation”

By Global Women's Strike | 7th May 2019

Selma James to Woman’s Hour I am appalled by Woman’s Hour’s report on  ‘parental alienation’ (26 April 2016)  provoked by Families Need Fathers’s march the day  before. You reported on ‘parental alienation’ which has  notoriously been used by fathers, including violent fathers, to discredit the mother who is most often the caring  parent, and to…

Statement: End Discrimination: Respect Human Rights And Restore Shamina Begum’s UK Nationality

By Global Women's Strike | 15th April 2019

END DISCRIMINATION: RESPECT HUMAN RIGHTS AND RESTORE SHAMINA BEGUM’S UK NATIONALITY For clarification and/or further information, kindly contact Charles Hector (+60192371100, Selma James ( +44 20 7482 2496, ) and/or Nina Lopez ( +44 20 7482 2496, ) Kindly report on this statement, OR alternatively cause it to be published in your…

Selma James in Stylist Magazine

By Global Women's Strike | 27th March 2019

What the rise of the ‘cleanfluencer’ tells us about women’s lives in 2019 SHARE TWEET Written byAlix Walker Alix Walker is editor-at-large at Stylist magazine. She works across print, digital and video and could give Mary Berry a run for her money with her baking skills. ‘Cleanfluencers’ are the latest social media stars to sweep…

Launch of Marxism, Colonialism, and Cricket

By Global Women's Strike | 26th November 2018