Women of Colour in the Global Women's Strike
We are a network of African, Asian, Caribbean, Latina and Indigenous women in the Global Women Strike, campaigning against sexism, racism, poverty, war, ecological devastation, police violence, militarism, and justice for all beginning with asylum seekers, immigrants and women of colour.
We are part of the global BLM movement, focusing on Haiti, India, Palestine, Thailand and other countries in Global South. We demand a Care Income for all genders doing caring work, including for the survival of people and planet, funds to come from military budgets/corporations. Part of Global Women Against Deportations (GWAD) organising for refugee/immigrant rights.
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All current campaigns & statements
POLICE VIOLENCE: Campaigning against Police sexism, racism, misogyny & corruption. >> Read more here.
IMMIGRATION / ASYLUM RIGHTS: Immediate and permanent to remain for all asylum seekers and immigrants. >> Read more here
END ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM: Working class/communities of colour everywhere are used as dumping grounds. >> Read more here.
INTERNATIONAL STRUGGLES: starting with women of colour:
COUNTING WOMEN'S UNWAGED WORK - an anti rascist perspective. >> Read more here
PRISONS: We campaign with other grassroots groups against institutionally sexist and racist criminal justice systems which disproportionately target and criminalise women, men, young girls and boys from communities of colour. Read more here.
WINDRUSH SCANDAL: The hostile environment has caused such deep suffering, and whipped up racism against communities of colour, and therefore all of us. We are appalled at how Dexter Bristol died as a result of hostile environment against Windrush families, his mother Sentina Bristol bravely fought for justice for her son, and spoke out for compensation for her family and many others. Read our statement and demands in full here.
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Recent News for Women of Colour in GWS
Shamima case shows terrible prejudice
Read Layla Omar’s brilliant article published in the Camden New Journal, describing how and why the government’s removal of Shamima Begum’s British citizenship is drenched in racism, and undermines all our rights. If Shamima isn’t British, then many of us are not.
Support Worker Relief & Credit Reform Act: mothers, other caregivers & students need it!
Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) has reintroduced the Worker Relief and Credit Reform (WRCR) Act (HR 1468) and we are encouraging that as many as possible support this important bill. The WRCR Act would redefine who is a worker to include those of us who are unpaid mothers/other unpaid family caregivers as well as low-income students in higher education – making both eligible for the Earned Income Tax Credit for the first time. This is monumental – and urgently needed at this time when public benefits are under attack in Congress, including imposing further work requirements.
GWS at XR’s The Big One, 4 days of action in Central London
Four days of action from 21 to 24 April brought together 60,000 people around Parliament to force the UK government to act on the climate emergency. On Friday – “Unite to Survive” day – diverse networks of mothers, grandmothers, other carers and people with disabilities spoke out on refusing poverty, the devaluing of caring and…
TODAY Join the Haiti Action Committee for a Day of Action in Solidarity with the Haitian People, thursday 27 April.
Please share this powerful statement issued yesterday by women’s and popular organizations in Haiti, calling for an end to the genocide of the people of Haiti. And join TODAY’s (Thursday) Day of Action called by Haiti Action Committee, our point of reference. Tweet/share on your social media. See Demands, sample tweets and background information here. Global Women’s Strike (GWS), Women of Color/GWS, and Payday men’s…
Event this Friday – Join the Women’s Speak Out at XR’s The Big One
Friday 21 April, 1pm, Downing Street, London SW1A 2AA. XR’s The Big One – four days of actions 21-24 April to bring together 100,000 people around Parliament to get this government to act on the climate emergency. On Friday – “Unite to Survive” day – diverse networks of mothers, grandmothers, other carers and people with disabilities will…
Selma James’ message to Mumia, after news of the terrible Lucretia Clemons judgment that denied his latest appeal for legal redress.
Dear Mumia, It is painful to envisage your having to read this judgement where, once again, the evidence of your innocence is drowned in a racist class sadism. This is how the truth continues to be hidden. We know from your own example and writings that prisoners often win justice by becoming jailhouse lawyers for…
Event: London – 5 April – International Protest – Solidarity with the Peruvian People Down with the dictatorship of #DinaBoluarte
#LONDRES: PROTESTA INTERNACIONAL LONDON INTERNATIONAL PROTEST Solidaridad con el pueblo peruanoSolidarity with the Peruvian People Abajo la dictadura de #DinaAsesinaDown with the dictatorship of #DinaBoluarte 5 Abril 18:00Hrs – April 5th at 18h00Parliament Square LONDON SW1P 3BD 🎤 Micrófono abierto (Open mic) #NiUnMuertoMás#NoAlTerrorismoDeEstado#MásDe70Asesinadxs#DinaAsesinaRenunciaYa#CierreDelCongresoCorrupto#AsambleaConstituyente#NuevaConstituciónPlurinacional#PedroCastilloLibertad Traer pancartas, banners, banderas y whipalas.
US: Ask your Representative to cosponsor Worker Relief & Credit Reform Act
Exciting news – Rep Gwen Moore will be reintroducing the Worker Relief and Credit Reform (WRCR) Act this Thursday, March 9. Please ask your Representative to sign-on to the WRCR Act right away as an original co-sponsor. You can send a model letter directly to your reps at this link. The WRCR Act modernizes the…
Alabama: Power to prisoners & supporters on both sides of the wall
Dear friends, We wanted you to see our letter of support (below) sent by Payday and other organizations in the Global Women’s Strike network to the prisoners’ movement against slavery and cruel and unusual punishment in the US state of Alabama. The Alabama prisoners’ strike lasted almost a month last fall despite constant harassment and retaliation…
Care Income leaflet for 2023 Oxford Real Farming Conference
Campaigning for an income for all who care for people, the soil and the natural world can: • Strengthen the movement against environmental destruction & global warming • Address poverty & other injustice suffered by those, overwhelmingly women, who do this work unwaged or low-waged • Redirect economic & social priorities internationally towards nourishing food (starting with breastfeeding), clean water & air, and the care & protection of all life • Encourage all genders & identities to commit to this lifesaving life-enhancing work.