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.

The following organisations have already joined the Women’s Global Strike campaign.

GlobalActionAid International
GlobalAssociation for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)
GlobalInternational Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, ESCR-Net
GlobalThe Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)
GlobalSociety for Gender Professionals
GlobalWomen’s March Global
GlobalWomankind Worldwide
GlobalWomen’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
GlobalWomen’s International League for Peace and Freedom
GlobalWomen’s Major Group
GlobalInternational Women’s Health Coalition
ArgentinaFundacion para Estudio e Investigación de la Mujer
AzerbaijanWomen and Modern World Social Charitable Center
BangladeshAwaj Foundation
BangladeshKarmojibi Nari
CameroonMother of Hope Cameroon(Mohcam)
Congo, Democratic Republic of Action for Improvement of Food Child and Mother (AFICM)
FijiFiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM)
GeorgiaUnion Women Center Georgia
Hong KongAssociation of Indonesian Migrant Workers, Hong Kong (ATKI-HK)
IndiaAnkur Trust
IndiaTamil Nadu Women’s Forum
IndonesiaAksi! for gender, social and ecological justice
IndonesiaSERUNI (Indonesian Women’s Union)
IndonesiaWomen Working Group (WWG)
KazakhstanPublic Foundation “Development of Civil Society” in Kazakhstan
KosovoKosovo Women’s Network
KyrgyzstanBishkek Feminist Initiatives
KyrgyzstanRural women’s association “Alga”
Latin AmericaRed de Salud de las Mujeres Latinoamericanas y del Caribe
LiberiaCare for Every Woman and Child
NepalNational Alliance of Women Human Rights Defenders
NepalNational Indigenous Women Forum (NIWF)
NetherlandsWO=MEN Dutch Gender Platform
New ZealandThe Weaving House
NigeriaDevelopment Initiative for Community Enhancement (DICE)
NigeriaGirls Power Initiative (GPI)
PakistanNational Forum of Women with Disabilities (NFWWD)
PakistanRoots for Equity
PakistanRoshni Tariqiyati Tanzeem
PhilippinesCenter for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR)
PhilippinesGABRIELA – A National Alliance of Women
PhilippinesTanggol Bayi (Defend Women)
PhilippinesAMIHAN National Federation of Peasant Women
Regional (Africa)FEMNET- African Women’s development and Communication Network
Regional (Asia)Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP)
Regional (Asia)Asian- Pacific Resource and Research Centre for Women (ARROW)
Regional (Latin America)CLADEM (Latin American and Caribbean Committee for the Defense of Women’s Rights)
Sri LankaWe Women Lanka
TaiwanPapora Indigenous Development Association
ThailandSustainable Development Foundation (SDF)
Trinidad and TobagoNational Union of Domestic Employees (NUDE)
UgandaCentre for Economic Social and Cultural Rights in Africa

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