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

CountryName of organisationContact
GlobalActionAid International
GlobalAssociation for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)
GlobalInternational Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, ESCR-Net
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
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
AzerbaijanWomen and Modern World Social Charitable Center
BangladeshAwaj Foundation
BangladeshKarmojibi Nari
CameroonMother of Hope Cameroon(Mohcam)
CanadaWomen of Diverse Origins-Femmes de diverses origines
CanadaCanadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Women
Congo, Democratic Republic of Action for Improvement of Food Child and Mother (AFICM)
Congo, Democratic Republic of CONSTRUISONS ENSEMBLE LE MONDE
FijiFiji Women’s Rights Movement (FWRM)
GeorgiaUnion Women Center Georgia
GermanyBeam Media
Hong KongAssociation of Indonesian Migrant Workers, Hong Kong (ATKI-HK)
IndiaAnkur Trust
IndiaTamil Nadu Women’s Forum
IndiaRITES Forum
IndonesiaAksi! for gender, social and ecological justice
IndonesiaSERUNI (Indonesian Women’s Union)
IndonesiaWomen Working Group (WWG)
IndonesiaWomen Working Group (WWG)
KazakhstanPublic Foundation “Development of Civil Society” in Kazakhstan
KenyaHumanity Beyond Borders
KosovoKosovo Women’s Network
KyrgyzstanBishkek Feminist Initiatives
KyrgyzstanRural women’s association “Alga”
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
MongoliaCulture Centre for the Deaf
NepalNational Alliance of Women Human Rights Defenders
NepalNational Indigenous Women Forum (NIWF)
NepalNepal Mahila Ekata Samaj
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
PakistanAdvocacy, Research, Training and Services (ARTS) Foundation
PhilippinesCenter for Trade Union and Human Rights (CTUHR)
PhilippinesGABRIELA – A National Alliance of Women
PhilippinesTanggol Bayi (Defend Women)
PhilippinesAMIHAN National Federation of Peasant Women
SerbiaASTRA-Anti trafficking action
Sri LankaWe Women Lanka
TaiwanPapora Indigenous Development Association
TajikistanPublic Organisation “Zanoni Sharq” (women of Orient)
TajikistanNGO Parastor
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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