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.

Our contact details  

Telephone: 0207 482 2496

Recent News for Women of Colour in GWS

Event: Workshop on Autonomy – women, race & immigration, at the Anarchist Bookfair.

By Global Women's Strike | 28th September 2023

Join us at the Anarchist Bookfair in London next week. Workshop: Autonomy – women, race and immigration. Saturday 7 October 1pm – 2:30pm Zilkha Auditorium, Whitechapel Gallery. In 1982, the Wages for Housework Campaign organised the first conference in the UK on women, race and immigration. Insisting on our right to be here is even…

Tribute to Madjiguène Cissé, distinguished Sans Papiers spokeswoman who passed away recently.

By Global Women's Strike | 29th June 2023

Women of Colour GWS and Payday Men’s network wrote this tribute for an event organised by some Sans-Papiers collectives from the Paris region, students in struggle in Paris and the Marche des Solidarities, held 27 June 2023 in Paris.(French translation below). We send our deepest condolences to Madjiguène Cissé’s family and friends and all the…

Give Us Back Our Children

By Global Women's Strike | 19th June 2023

“Take Away our Poverty not Our Children” * Give Us Back Our Children is a US-based national multiracial network of organizations, mothers, grandmothers and supporters demanding an end to forced and unjust separation of children from their mothers and other primary caregivers by the child welfare system. It includes Alexandria House, A New Way of…

Press conference and action outside Philadelphia Family Court: Take away our poverty, not our children – Implement recommendations on child separation

By Global Women's Strike | 12th June 2023

For Children’s Week for the Child Tax Credit, mothers, grandmothers and supporters from Philadelphia will be joined by others from Baltimore, Los Angeles, Milwaukee, New York, England and Scotland who are suffering from the same abusive child welfare system. We are demanding the implementation of the Recommendations of the Philadelphia City Council Special Committee on Child Separation, starting with: Poverty is not neglect and must not be used as a reason for child removal; Get resources to mothers/caregivers – support, not separation; Open the family court

PRESS RELEASE: As new Child Tax Credit legislation is introduced in Congress, international networks gather in Philadelphia to demand an End of Mothers’/Caregivers’ Poverty.

By Global Women's Strike | 8th June 2023

This week new legislation making permanent the Child Tax Credit (CTC) was introduced into Congress (The American Family Act).  The expanded refundable CTC which expired last year had cut the child poverty rate in the US almost in half.  This and other measures to get cash directly into the hands of mothers and families will be the focus of a national and international gathering this weekend June 9-11, entitled End Women’s Poverty – A Guaranteed Care Income for All Caregivers of People & Planet.  Childcare available.

Press Announcement: International and Community Gathering in Philadelphia, June 9-11

By Global Women's Strike | 1st June 2023

End Women’s Poverty: A Care Income, A Movement Whose Time Has Come What: International and Community Gathering: End Women’s Poverty – A Guaranteed Care Income for All Caregivers of People & PlanetWhen: June 9-11, 2023Where: Crossroads Women’s Center, 5011 Wayne Ave, Philadelphia PA 19144, and online The Global Women’s Strike and the new Crossroads Women’s…

Letter: Why doesn’t Stand Up To Racism stand up to the racism against Palestinians?

By Global Women's Strike | 26th May 2023

Women of Colour GWS sent this letter to some of the organisers of the rally but had no reply. Dear BLM Enfield, BLM Croydon, Black Lives Matter Plymouth, and others organising the 29 April “Shut it Down” rally. We are writing to ask how Stand Up to Racism (SUTR) was allowed to take over the…

Shamima case shows terrible prejudice

By Global Women's Strike | 18th May 2023

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!

By Global Women's Strike | 10th May 2023

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

By Global Women's Strike | 27th April 2023

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…