2020 Press Releases

Press Release: Over 1 Million Women Go On A Women’s Global Strike Across The World

*Strike held on International Women’s Day to reclaim the day*
*Women express anger at pushback on their human rights*

08 March, 2020 | Chiang Mai, Thailand/New York USA

On International Women’s day over one million women in all their diversities, from 59 countries went on a Women’s Global Strike to highlight the injustices women continue to face and demand structural change to advance women’s human rights. Women mobilised in large numbers across the world from the Philippines, India, Fiji, Nepal, United Kingdom, Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador to Paraguay saying ‘If Women Stop, The World Stops’. Cultural caravans, community theatre performances, concerts, demonstrations, marches and debates were among some of the diverse ways in which the participants rose up in protest in their regions and local communities around the world.

Press Release: Over 200,000 Women In Asia And The Pacific Join Women’s Global Strike

Today on International Women’s day, over 200,000 women in all their diversities from 20 countries in Asia and the Pacific joined the global call for a Women’s Global Strike saying ‘If Women Stop, The World Stops’. The women in both regions gathered in large numbers to highlight the systemic injustices and violence they continue to face. Click here to read more.

Les Féministes Du Monde Entier Appellent À Un Grève Mondiale Des Femmes Le 8 Mars 2020

En réponse aux promesses non tenues faites par les gouvernements de faire avancer les droits humains, l’égalité, le développement et la paix pour toutes les femmes, plus de 95 organisations féministes de plus de 36 pays dans le monde appellent à une Grève Mondiale des Femmes a l’occasion de la Journée internationale de la femme (8 mars 2020). Click here to read more.

Press Release: Las Feministas De Todo El Mundo Convocan Una Huelga Mundial De Mujeres El 8 De Marzo De 2020

En respuesta  a las promesas incumplidas hechas por los gobiernos para promover los derechos humanos, la igualdad, el desarrollo y la paz para todas las mujeres, más de 95 organizaciones feministas de más de 36 países en todo el mundo hacen un llamado a la Huelga Global de las Mujeres en el Día Internacional de la Mujer (8 de marzo de 2020). Click here to read more.

النسويات حول العالم يطالبن بالإضراب النسائي العالمي في 8 مارس/آذار 2020

رداً على الوعود غير المتحققة التي تقدمت بها الحكومات على مسار إعمال حقوق الإنسان والمساواة والتنمية والسلم لجميع النساء، دعت أكثر من 95 منظمة نسوية من أكثر من 36 دولة حول العالم إلى الإضراب النسائي العالمي في اليوم الدولي للمرأة (8 مارس/آذار 2020). تحت شعار “إذا أضربت النساء يتوقف العالم” يطالب الإضراب النساء من جميع أنحاء الأرض بالكف عن العمل أو الإبطاء في العمل، سواء كان رسمياً أو من أعمال الرعاية، وأن يتجمعن تحت لواء المطالبة بحقوق الإنسان الخاصة بالمرأة.
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Press Release: Feminists Around The World Call For A Women’s Global Strike On March 8, 2023

In response to unkept promises made by governments to advance human rights, equality, development and peace for all women, more than 95 feminist organisations from over 36 countries worldwide call for a Women’s Global Strike on International Women’s Day (March 8, 2023). Under the theme, “If women stop, the world stops”, the strike calls women from every corner of the world to stop or slow down their formal or care work and come together to demand women’s human rights. To read the full press release click here.

Press Release: On Labour Day, Feminist Groups Reiterate Call for A Women’s Global Strike

On May Day, feminists, women’s groups and social justice movements are demanding a just, fair and equitable world  that includes, a living wage, no gender wage gap, ending gender-based violence, food sovereignty for all communities, and women’s access and control over resources and livelihoods.

To read the full press release in English, Tagalog, Bahasa Indonesia and Russian, please visit this link.

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In an effort to learn from the past, we have compiled 40 examples of politically significant strikes in various parts of the world in the following publication ‘A Dangerous Unselfishness - Learning from Strike Actions’, and reflected on what lessons the peoples’ movements can take forward for future political actions.  


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