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 […]
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
Part of our work for the Strike 2003 was to write, with others, an Open letter to the Women’s Movement – some of those who claim to speak against violence against women picketed a sex industry establishment on International Women’s Day, when most women, children and men are desperately trying to prevent the war against Iraq. Machismo begins with the military, not […]
By: Global Women’s Strike & others (see below)Target: UK ParliamentThe Welfare Reform Bill – State-enforced destitutionMothers, especially single mothers, will lose Income Support and be forced to “progress towards work” or take a job. So will carers of people with disabilities, mostly women, and women over 60. Traumatised victims of domestic violence will have a month […]
In 2000, Westminster Council attempted to close flats in Brewer and Peter Street using compulsory purchase orders claiming that the premises were not used for residential purposes.Determined not to be thrown out of the flats where they lived and worked, women organised a petition which was signed by thousands of people, held a press conference […]