The demand for a global strike led and owned by women was ignited by feminists, trade unionists and activists at the People’s General Assembly held in 2015, in New York. Since then, the calls have spread and seen support; in 2017, the Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice supported the call for women’s global strikes starting on 8 March.

This call for a Women’s Global Strike on 8 March 2020 has been initiated by the Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development (APWLD), a leading network of feminist organisations and grassroots activists in Asia Pacific. APWLD’s 248 members represent groups of diverse women from 27 countries in Asia Pacific.

177 individuals along with the following 137 organisations have already joined the Women’s Global Strike campaign.

CountryName of organisationContact
GlobalActionAid International https://actionaid.org/
GlobalAssociation for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) https://www.awid.org/
GlobalCIVICUShttps://www.civicus.org
GlobalFIAN Internationalhttps://www.fian.org
GlobalGRAINhttps://grain.org/
GlobalInternational Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, ESCR-Net https://www.escr-net.org/
GlobalInternational Women’s Alliancehttps://intlwomensalliance.org/
GlobalInternational Women’s Development Agencyhttps://iwda.org.au/
GlobalInternational Women’s Health Coalition https://iwhc.org/
GlobalMusawahhttps://www.musawah.org/
GlobalSociety for Gender Professionalshttps://www.genderprofessionals.org/
GlobalThe Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)https://www.gaatw.org/
GlobalThe Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights https://www.gi-escr.org/
GlobalWomankind Worldwidehttps://www.womankind.org.uk/index.html
GlobalWomen’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)http://www.wedo.org
GlobalWomen’s International League for Peace and Freedomhttps://www.wilpf.org
GlobalWomen’s Major Grouphttp://www.womenmajorgroup.org/
GlobalWomen’s March Global http://womensmarchglobal.org
GlobalGlobal Forest Coalitionhttps://globalforestcoalition.org/
Regional (Africa)FEMNET- African Women’s development and Communication Networkhttps://femnet.org
Regional (Asia)Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)https://aippnet.org/
Regional (Asia)Asian- Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW)https://arrow.org.my
Regional (Latin America)CLADEM (Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women’s Rights)https://cladem.org/
ArgentinaFundacion para Estudio e Investigación de la Mujerhttp://feim.org.ar/
ArgentinaAPUnC, Asociación del Personal de la Universidad Nacional del Comahue
ArgentinaMujeres del mar (en movimiento)https://www.facebook.com/groups/476670839040421/
ArgentinaFundacion promocion humana
ArgentinaAPOC – ASOCIACION DEL PERSONAL DE ORGANISMOS DE CONTROLhttp://www.apoc.org.ar
AzerbaijanWomen and Modern World Social Charitable Center
AzerbaijanCenter Women and Modern Worldhttp://www.womenmw-az.org/
BangladeshAwaj Foundationhttp://awajfoundation.org/
BangladeshKarmojibi Narihttp://www.karmojibinari.org
BangladeshBadhon Manob Unnayan Sangstha
Bangladesh Paribarik Aye Unnoyon Mohila Shongstha (FIDA)
BoliviaCoordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Indígenas CAOI
CambodiaSILAKA https://www.silaka.org/
CameroonMother of Hope Cameroon(Mohcam)https://www.mohcam.org
CameroonCameroon women’s peace movement (CAWOPEM)
CameroonPathways for Women’s Empowerment and Development and Empowerment (PaWED)http://wazehwanico.wordpress.com
CanadaCanadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Womenhttps://www.criaw-icref.ca/en/
CanadaWomen of Diverse Origins-Femmes de diverses origineshttps://wdofdo.wordpress.com/
CanadaMigrante Albertahttp://www.migrantealberta.ca
ChileComisión Mujeres CONFUSAMhttp://confusam.cl/
ChileJuntas Decidimos
Cochabamba BoliviaCoordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Andinas CAOI
ColombiaFundación Comité de Solidaridad con los Presos Políticoshttp://comitedesolidaridad.com/
ColombiaComité Ambiental en Defensa de la vida
ColombiaJuntanza 8M
Congo, Democratic Republic of Action for Improvement of Food Child and Mother (AFICM)
Congo, Democratic Republic of CONSTRUISONS ENSEMBLE LE MONDE
Congo, Democratic Republic of SOPEVUDECO ASBL
Costa RicaLIMPAL CR
Costa Ricaasociacion nacional de profesionales en enfermeriahttp://anpe.co.cr/
COTE D’IVOIREPAOJ-TLPCIhttps://web.facebook.com/tournons.lapage.180
EcuadorObservatorio Sociolaboral y del Diálogo Social en el Ecuador OSLADE
FijiFiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM)www.fwrm.org.fj/
GeorgiaUnion Women Center Georgiahttp://www.womancenter.org.ge
GermanyBeam Mediahttps://the-beam.com/
GuatemalaMovimiento Político de Mujeres Mayas https://www.facebook.com/cpogt/
Hong KongAssociation of Indonesian Migrant Workers, Hong Kong (ATKI-HK)
IndiaAnkur Trusthttps://ankurtrust.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/welcome-to-ankur-trust/
IndiaNEthinghttps://www.nething.org/
IndiaRITES Forum
IndiaTamil Nadu Women’s Forum
IndonesiaAksi! for gender, social and ecological justice
IndonesiaKABAR BUMIhttp://kabrbumi.org
IndonesiaSERUNI (Indonesian Women’s Union) www.seruni.org/
IndonesiaWomen Working Group (WWG)http://womenworkinggroup.org
KazakhstanPublic Foundation “Development of Civil Society” in Kazakhstan
KenyaHumanity Beyond Bordershttp://www.hbbkenya.org
KenyaYouth Joint Online Broadcasting Kenya (Youth JOB-Kenya)
KosovoKosovo Women’s Networkhttps://womensnetwork.org/
KyrgyzstanBishkek Feminist Initiativeshttps://bishkekfeminists.com/
KyrgyzstanRural women’s association “Alga”
KyrgyzstanWomen’s public foundation “JIPAR”
Latin AmericaRed de Salud de las Mujeres Latinoamericanas y del Caribehttp://www.reddesalud.org
LebanonThe Arab Institute for Womenhttp://iwsaw.lau.edu.lb/
LiberiaCare for Every Woman and Child
MalaysiaForeign Spouses Support Group
MexicoInstituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir http://www.ilsb.org.mx
México Organización Nacional de Mujeres PRD http://www.prd.org.mx
México Fem Rebornhttps://www.instagram.com/fem_reborn/?hl=en
México Zihuakali, Casa de las Mujeres Indígenas en Nuevo Leónhttps://www.facebook.com/ZIHUAKALI/
México Centro de Salud Mental y Género https://saludmentalygenero.com.mx/
México Centro de Derechos Humanos y Género Mandhalahttps://mandhala.org/
México Ourpower https://instagram.com/ourpower.tamp?igshid=c8swji9modg0
MongoliaCulture Centre for the Deaf
MoroccoAssociation Espace de Développement Durable
MoroccoAssociation tahadi pour l’égalité et la citoyenneté
Moroccoالتحالف المدني لحقوق الإنسان https://www.facebook.com/التحالف-المدني-لحقوق-الإنسان-ACDH-1769665813334228/
MyanmarYaung Chi Thithttps://www.yaungchithit.org
MyanmarShan Women’s Action Network (SWAN)http://shanwomen.org
NepalNational Alliance of Women Human Rights Defendershttps://www.nawhrd.org/
NepalNational Indigenous Women Forum (NIWF)
NepalNepal Mahila Ekata Samaj
NepalSaathihttp://www.saathi.org.np
NepalWomen’s Rehabilitation Center (WOREC)https://www.worecnepal.org/
NepalBlind Women Association Nepalhttp://www.bwan.org.np/
NetherlandsWO=MEN Dutch Gender Platformhttps://wo-men.nl/
New ZealandThe Weaving Househttps://theweavinghouse.nz
NigeriaDevelopment Initiative for Community Enhancement (DICE) https://diceng.org/
NigeriaFOUNDATION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF THE EARTH (FOCONE)
NigeriaGirls Power Initiative (GPI) https://www.gpinigeria.org/
NigeriaNigerian Women Agro Allied Farmers Associationhttps://niwaafa.com
PakistanAdvocacy, Research, Training and Services (ARTS) Foundationhttps://www.artsfoundation.org.pk
PakistanNational Forum of Women with Disabilities (NFWWD) www.nfwwd.org/
PakistanRoots for Equityhttps://rootsforequity.noblogs.org/
PakistanRoshni Tariqiyati Tanzeemhttp://www.roshnisindh.org.pk/
PakistanSukaar Welfare Organizationhttps://www.sukaar.org
PakistanYouth Association for Developmenthttps://www.yad.org.pk
PalestinePalestine Cultural fourm
Palestine-Gaza leeds Professional Universityhttps://www.leedsuniv.us/
PerúRomero M & D acabados EIRL
PerúOMUCAI pachamama
PerúComuna Ventura Ccalamaqui
PhilippinesAMIHAN National Federation of Peasant Women
PhilippinesCenter for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR)http://ctuhr.org/
PhilippinesGABRIELA – A National Alliance of Womenhttp://gabrielawomensparty.net/
Email: gabriela.international@gmail.com
PhilippinesKadamay
PhilippinesTanggol Bayi (Defend Women) https://tanggolbayi.wordpress.com/
SerbiaASTRA-Anti trafficking actionhttp://www.astra.rs
South AfricaHuman Rights Institute of South Africahttps://hurisa.org.za/
South AfricaYoung Women Collective South Africa
Sri LankaWe Women Lanka
TaiwanPapora Indigenous Development Associationhttps://www.facebook.com/paporaip/
TajikistanNGO Parastor
TajikistanNGO”Otifa”
TajikistanPublic Organisation “Zanoni Sharq” (women of Orient)
ThailandSustainable Development Foundation (SDF)http://www.sdfthai.org/
Trinidad and TobagoNational Union of Domestic Employees (NUDE)
Tunisianouvelle voie communiste
Tunisiatunisie que nous voulons
TunisiaForum Tunisien pour les Droits Economiques et Sociaux – Section Monastirhttps://ftdes.net
UgandaCentre for Economic Social and Cultural Rights in Africahttps://www.cescra.org/
UgandaAction for Youth Development Uganda
United KingdomSaintAnne Theatrehttps://www.facebook.com/saintannetheatre
Venezuelainversiones.ser odin’s