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
GlobalAssociation for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)
GlobalFIAN International
GlobalInternational Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, ESCR-Net
GlobalInternational Women’s Alliance
GlobalInternational Women’s Development Agency
GlobalInternational Women’s Health Coalition
GlobalSociety for Gender Professionals
GlobalThe Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)
GlobalThe Global Initiative for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights
GlobalWomankind Worldwide
GlobalWomen’s Environment and Development Organization (WEDO)
GlobalWomen’s International League for Peace and Freedom
GlobalWomen’s Major Group
GlobalWomen’s March Global
GlobalGlobal Forest Coalition
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)
ArgentinaFundacion para Estudio e Investigación de la Mujer
ArgentinaAPUnC, Asociación del Personal de la Universidad Nacional del Comahue
ArgentinaMujeres del mar (en movimiento)
ArgentinaFundacion promocion humana
AzerbaijanWomen and Modern World Social Charitable Center
AzerbaijanCenter Women and Modern World
BangladeshAwaj Foundation
BangladeshKarmojibi Nari
BangladeshBadhon Manob Unnayan Sangstha
Bangladesh Paribarik Aye Unnoyon Mohila Shongstha (FIDA)
BoliviaCoordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Indígenas CAOI
CameroonMother of Hope Cameroon(Mohcam)
CameroonCameroon women’s peace movement (CAWOPEM)
CameroonPathways for Women’s Empowerment and Development and Empowerment (PaWED)
CanadaCanadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women
CanadaWomen of Diverse Origins-Femmes de diverses origines
CanadaMigrante Alberta
ChileComisión Mujeres CONFUSAM
ChileJuntas Decidimos
Cochabamba BoliviaCoordinadora Andina de Organizaciones Andinas CAOI
ColombiaFundación Comité de Solidaridad con los Presos Políticos
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 Ricaasociacion nacional de profesionales en enfermeria
EcuadorObservatorio Sociolaboral y del Diálogo Social en el Ecuador OSLADE
FijiFiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM)
GeorgiaUnion Women Center Georgia
GermanyBeam Media
GuatemalaMovimiento Político de Mujeres Mayas
Hong KongAssociation of Indonesian Migrant Workers, Hong Kong (ATKI-HK)
IndiaAnkur Trust
IndiaRITES Forum
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
KenyaHumanity Beyond Borders
KenyaYouth Joint Online Broadcasting Kenya (Youth JOB-Kenya)
KosovoKosovo Women’s Network
KyrgyzstanBishkek Feminist Initiatives
KyrgyzstanRural women’s association “Alga”
KyrgyzstanWomen’s public foundation “JIPAR”
Latin AmericaRed de Salud de las Mujeres Latinoamericanas y del Caribe
LebanonThe Arab Institute for Women
LiberiaCare for Every Woman and Child
MalaysiaForeign Spouses Support Group
MexicoInstituto de Liderazgo Simone de Beauvoir
México Organización Nacional de Mujeres PRD
México Fem Reborn
México Zihuakali, Casa de las Mujeres Indígenas en Nuevo León
México Centro de Salud Mental y Género
México Centro de Derechos Humanos y Género Mandhala
México Ourpower
MongoliaCulture Centre for the Deaf
MoroccoAssociation Espace de Développement Durable
MoroccoAssociation tahadi pour l’égalité et la citoyenneté
Moroccoالتحالف المدني لحقوق الإنسانالتحالف-المدني-لحقوق-الإنسان-ACDH-1769665813334228/
MyanmarYaung Chi Thit
MyanmarShan Women’s Action Network (SWAN)
NepalNational Alliance of Women Human Rights Defenders
NepalNational Indigenous Women Forum (NIWF)
NepalNepal Mahila Ekata Samaj
NepalWomen’s Rehabilitation Center (WOREC)
NepalBlind Women Association Nepal
NetherlandsWO=MEN Dutch Gender Platform
New ZealandThe Weaving House
NigeriaDevelopment Initiative for Community Enhancement (DICE)
NigeriaGirls Power Initiative (GPI)
NigeriaNigerian Women Agro Allied Farmers Association
PakistanAdvocacy, Research, Training and Services (ARTS) Foundation
PakistanNational Forum of Women with Disabilities (NFWWD)
PakistanRoots for Equity
PakistanRoshni Tariqiyati Tanzeem
PakistanSukaar Welfare Organization
PakistanYouth Association for Development
PalestinePalestine Cultural fourm
Palestine-Gaza leeds Professional University
PerúRomero M & D acabados EIRL
PerúOMUCAI pachamama
PerúComuna Ventura Ccalamaqui
PhilippinesAMIHAN National Federation of Peasant Women
PhilippinesCenter for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR)
PhilippinesGABRIELA – A National Alliance of Women
PhilippinesTanggol Bayi (Defend Women)
SerbiaASTRA-Anti trafficking action
South AfricaHuman Rights Institute of South Africa
South AfricaYoung Women Collective South Africa
Sri LankaWe Women Lanka
TaiwanPapora Indigenous Development Association
TajikistanNGO Parastor
TajikistanPublic Organisation “Zanoni Sharq” (women of Orient)
ThailandSustainable Development Foundation (SDF)
Trinidad and TobagoNational Union of Domestic Employees (NUDE)
Tunisianouvelle voie communiste
Tunisiatunisie que nous voulons
TunisiaForum Tunisien pour les Droits Economiques et Sociaux – Section Monastir
UgandaCentre for Economic Social and Cultural Rights in Africa
UgandaAction for Youth Development Uganda
United KingdomSaintAnne Theatre
Venezuelainversiones.ser odin’s