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 […]
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
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 […]
Prosititutes need better allies than French men focused on their own sexual freedoms – but too often, feminists only make their lives harder Selma James The 343 French intellectual men who signed a statement – “Hands off my whore” – defending their right to buy sexual services has infuriated women and caused wide controversy. Not only does […]
Fondatrice de la campagne internationale pour un salaire au travail ménager et figure historique du féminisme autonomiste des années 1970, Selma James est fermement engagée dans la lutte contre la criminalisation de la prostitution. Dans cette tribune initialement parue dans le Guardian, Selma James revient sur le « Manifeste des 343 salauds » pour en proposer une critique […]
We invite you to the launch of an important petition. Invest in a caring society – a living wage for mothers and other carersWednesday 1st May 2013, 7-9pmRoom 10 on Committee Corridor, House of Commons London SW1 Westminster Chaired by John McDonnell MP who supports our campaign for decriminalisation. There will be an open mic. Come and […]
Dear Friends, We will be taking part in this International Women’s Day event on the 9 March. Prostitution is a survival strategy and we will be contributing some of our experiences. We hope you can join us.An International Women’s Day event Surviving Globally, Surviving in the UK A day of discussion, film and organisingSaturday 9 […]
A life in writing: Selma James’By demanding payment for housework we attack what is terrible about caring in our capitalist society’The last time Selma James was interviewed by the Guardian was in 1976, by the feminist columnist Jill Tweedie. At that time, James was a household name – in feminist households at least – and […]