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.

CountryOrganisationWebsite
GlobalActionAid International https://actionaid.org/
GlobalAssociation for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) https://www.awid.org/
GlobalESCR-Nethttps://www.escr-net.org/
GlobalThe Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW)https://www.gaatw.org/
GlobalGRAINhttps://grain.org/
GlobalSociety for Gender Professionalshttps://www.genderprofessionals.org/
GlobalWomen’s March Global http://womensmarchglobal.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/
GlobalInternational Women’s Health Coalition https://iwhc.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/
AzerbaijanWomen and Modern World Social Charitable Center
BangladeshAwaj Foundationhttp://awajfoundation.org/
BangladeshKarmojibi Narihttp://www.karmojibinari.org
CambodiaSILAKA https://www.silaka.org/
Congo, Democratic Republic of Action for Improvement of Food Child and Mother (AFICM)
FijiFiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM)www.fwrm.org.fj/
GeorgiaUnion Women Center Georgiahttp://www.womancenter.org.ge
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/
IndiaTamil Nadu Women’s Forum
IndonesiaAksi! for gender, social and ecological justice
IndonesiaKABAR BUMIhttp://kabrbumi.org
IndonesiaSERUNI (Indonesian Women’s Union) www.seruni.org/
KazakhstanPublic Foundation “Development of Civil Society” in Kazakhstan
KosovoKosovo Women’s Networkhttps://womensnetwork.org/
KyrgyzstanBishkek Feminist Initiativeshttps://bishkekfeminists.com/
KyrgyzstanRural women’s association “Alga”
NepalNational Alliance of Women Human Rights Defendershttps://www.nawhrd.org/
NepalNational Indigenous Women Forum (NIWF)
NetherlandsWO=MEN Dutch Gender Platformhttps://wo-men.nl/
New ZealandThe Weaving Househttps://theweavinghouse.nz
NigeriaDevelopment Initiative for Community Enhancement (DICE) https://diceng.org/
NigeriaGirls Power Initiative (GPI) https://www.gpinigeria.org/
PakistanNational Forum of Women with Disabilities (NFWWD) www.nfwwd.org/
PakistanRoots for Equityhttps://rootsforequity.noblogs.org/
PakistanRoshni Tariqiyati Tanzeemhttp://www.roshnisindh.org.pk/
PhilippinesCenter for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR)http://ctuhr.org/
PhilippinesGABRIELA – A National Alliance of Womenhttp://gabrielawomensparty.net/
PhilippinesKadamay
PhilippinesTanggol Bayi (Defend Women) https://tanggolbayi.wordpress.com/
Sri LankaWe Women Lanka
TaiwanPapora Indigenous Development Associationhttps://www.facebook.com/paporaip/
ThailandSustainable Development Foundation (SDF)http://www.sdfthai.org/

To join us, endorse our political statement and sign up below!

ORGANISATIONS INDIVIDUALS