At 91, Selma James has been an activist for longer than I’ve been alive, times three. A Jewish woman born in New York, in 1952 she published her first book, A Woman’s Place, aged just 22 – a radical piece of work underlining the frustrations of women’s lives in the home and the significance of their unwaged labour […]
Global Women’s Strike
Global Women’s Strike (GWS) is an international network campaigning for a living wage for mothers & other carers, we have been calling for a women’s strike since 8 march 2000. GWS is co-ordinated by the International Wages for Housework Campaign & Selma James.
For more information visit: www.globalwomenstrike.net
Article written by:Frankie Miren For 12 days in late 1982 the English Collective of Prostitutes occupied a church in King’s Cross to protest police brutality. Frankie Miren interviews women who were at the centre of the dispute, and explores explores the legacy of their action today. It’s November 1982 and you wake up on the […]
Dear friends,Please join us in supporting the campaign for a #CareIncomeNow. During the COVID-19 crisis sex workers in the UK have been left without an income and deprived of the support many other waged workers are entitled to. When we have raised our demands for emergency cash help and worker status, we’ve been disparaged and dismissed. […]
Dear friends, please join us for these two events on Sunday 8 March, International Women’s Day: 12-5pm Open Day with Global Women’s Strike and other organisations at the Crossroads Women’s Centre. Workshops, films, exhibition, music, refreshments… Find out about campaigns and volunteering for survival and caring, against poverty, rape, racism and every violence and discrimination, detention […]
By Adam Bloodworth Freelance News EditorCampaign groups for women across the United Kingdom have united outside what they nicknamed ‘The Royal Courts of Injustice’ to campaign for women’s rights this International Women’s Day.Women assembled from a multitude of support groups and campaign bodies as spokeswomen gave short speeches on pressure-point topics, while nearby buses and taxes […]
Dear Friends, Please join us on International Women’s Day 8 March at this event. We have worked with hundreds of mothers over many years who face not only criminalisation but having their children removed when they go into sex work.
Who cares about women’s work? Discussing care, Wages for Housework and valuing feminised labour, Ray is joined by Selma James, coordinator of the Global Women’s Strike and author of Sex, Race and Class, and Cari Mitchell, spokeswoman for the English Collective of Prostitutes.
Las prostitutas necesitan mejores aliados que los hombres franceses centrados en sus propias libertades sexuales – pero, demasiado a menudo, las feministas sólo hacen sus vidas más difícilesSelma JamesLos 343 hombres intelectuales franceses que firmaron una declaración —“No toques a mi puta”(1)— defendiendo su derecho a comprar servicios sexuales han enfurecido a las mujeres y causado una […]