5o years on. . .


Starting in March and for the whole of 2022, the International Wages for Housework Campaign, which co-ordinates the Global Women’s Strike, will celebrate its golden anniversary.

We are holding a series of events and launching our 1972-2022 archives at Bishopsgate Institute, London.


See below for  further information about these events and how to register for them below.

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at the Bishopsgate Institute, London.


Film screenings, webinars and exhibitions since the launch earier this  year.. 

23 March

Empowering Women: Launch of the Care Income Campaign

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8 March

Webinar: What do Mothers and Carers Want?

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28 May

Discussion panel: The Global Women's Strike Experience

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27 March

The Archives: Moving Forward by Looking Back

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24 March

Online discussion panel: Selma James and Margaret Prescod.

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27 March

Community Archives Exhibition.

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8 July

Archive Films: Our Time is Coming Now and All Work and No Play.

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22-29 July

Mothers led resistance from South America tell their stories.

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Our recent posts... 

Selma James in Hunger Magazine

By Global Women's Strike | 8th March 2018

Selma James in Hunger Magazine “READ THE MOST INSPIRING QUOTES FROM THE WOMEN OF HUNGER 14” “In the recent months what has happened is that women in prominent positions have complained about what they suffer, and that has been very useful. It can be even more useful when they include the rest of us in…

Equal Pay article by Selma James for What Women Want report

By Global Women's Strike | 8th March 2018

WHAT WOMEN WANT 2.0 EQUAL PAY: SELMA JAMES Co-ordinator of the Global Women’s Strike and author of Sex, Race & Class – The Perspective of Winning “[I want] wages for housework. Equal pay. Safety from violence and bullying.” Equal pay was a defining theme in the responses to the What Women Want 2.0 survey, showing…

A life in writing: Selma James in The Guardian

By Global Women's Strike | 8th June 2012

Books A life in … A life in writing: Selma James ‘By demanding payment for housework we attack what is terrible about caring in our capitalist society’ Becky Gardiner Fri 8 Jun 2012 22.45 BSTFirst published on Fri 8 Jun 2012 22.45 BST  Selma James describes the frustrations of women’s lives. Photograph: Eamonn McCabe for the Guardian The last time…

Selma James and Melissa Benn in The Guardian

By Global Women's Strike | 21st February 2004

Gender Home truths for feminists How should the work women do as mothers be rewarded? Selma James and Melissa Benn argue about carers and careers Selma James and Melissa Benn Sat 21 Feb 2004 10.30 GMTFirst published on Sat 21 Feb 2004 10.30 GMT Hi Selma, You were probably as surprised as I was to see recent reports that Michael…

“Labours of love, or maybe just a rip-off”, The Times

By Global Women's Strike | 19th February 1992

“Waging the War over Wages”, Los Angeles Times

By Global Women's Strike | 7th May 1987

Video: People for Tomorrow Selma James Our Time is Coming

By Global Women's Strike | 18th May 1971

“Selma James, a socialist and feminist, uses her own experiences working in low-paid jobs and being a mother and housewife as a starting point in this investigation into whether women are exploited in all areas of society. Interviews with full-time housewives, and with females who work outside the home but still do almost all of…