International Women’s Strike 3rdHuddle – 5pm, Wednesday 22 February

 International Women’s Strike 3rdHuddle – 5pm, Wednesday 22 February 

at Crossroads Women’s Centre, 25 Wolsey Mews, London NW5 2DX

The Global Women’s Strike is hosting its third Huddle for taking part in the IWD on 8 March 2017 (International Women’s Day)

The call for this International Women’s Strike (IWD) follows mass protest in 2016 against men’s violence in Argentina and the criminalisation of abortion in Poland, and the women’s marches against Trump which mobilised millions in the US and 15 other countries, including 100,000 in the UK. The Women’s March UK and US are endorsing the IWD call. Women in over 40 countries are taking part so far. We will take time off from waged and unwaged work – the whole day, hours or minutes – to protest, march, flash mob, put a broom outside our door, hang a banner from the window  . . .

To join, call a huddle where you are or come to ours, work out your demands and actions, publicise them – we can help. In London, the Global Women’s Strike and Women of Colour GWS are coordinating actions against violence, poverty, discrimination, exploitation and war.

Events so far on Wednesday 8 March

 

 

9.45-11am PROTEST: VALUE the WORLD’S MOTHERS & CHILDREN

Central Family Court, First Ave House, 42-49 High Holborn,

London WC1V 6NP

Stop the unjust separation of children from their mothers, and the rise in children taken into care, forced to have contact / live with violent fathers, or adopted against their mother’s wishes

12-2pm      SPEAKOUT outside PARLIAMENT

                   Old Palace Yard (opposite House of Lords)

                   We can all say why we’re striking and what changes we want.

The All African Women’s Group will perform their short play about the sexism and racism of the immigration system – from Yarl’s Wood Detention and Removal Centre to the courts.

We call on all MPs opposing austerity, especially women MPs, to join us in support of our demands.

Participating organisations so far:

All African Women’s Group, Black Women’s Rape Action Project, English Collective of Prostitutes, Legal Action for Women, Queer Strike, Single Mothers’ Self-Defence, WinVisible (women with visible and invisible disabilities), Women Against Rape.
Men who support our goals welcome. Contact: Payday men’s network
payday@paydaynet.org

Countries taking part in the IWS so far

AUSTRALIA • ARGENTINA • BELGIUM • BOLIVIA • BRASIL • CANADA • CZECH REPUBLIC • CHILE • COLOMBIA • COSTA RICA • DOMINICAN REPUBLIC • EL SALVADOR • ECUADOR • FINLAND • FRANCE • GERMANY • GUATEMALA • HONDURAS • ISRAEL • ITALY • SOUTH KOREA • REPUBLIC OF IRELAND • NORTHERN IRELAND • MEXICO • MYANMAR • NICARAGUA • PANAMA • PARAGUAY • PERU • POLAND • PORTUGAL • PUERTO RICO • RUSSIA • SCOTLAND • SINGAPORE • SPAIN • SWEDEN THAILAND • TIMOR-LESTE • TOGO • TURKEY • UK • URUGUAY •USA  

 

   Some suggestions:

●   total strike – stop work, housework, caregiving for the whole day

●   part-time strike – stop production/work for 1 or 2 hours

●   set up an "out of office" auto-reply and explain why

●   boycott companies that use sexist advertising, speak to the workers

●   boycott local misogynists (to be selected by you)

●   sex strike – some sex workers plan to charge double instead

●   shopping strike

●   block roads and streets

●   demonstrations, pickets, marches

●   if you can’t stop work wear black clothes, ribbon, hat  . . .



International Women’s Strike UK facebook.

 

gws@globalwomenstrike.net   Tel: 020 7482 2496
https://www.facebook.com/GlobalWomensStrike/

 

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