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 https://actionaid.org/
GlobalAssociation for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) https://www.awid.org/
GlobalCIVICUShttps://www.civicus.org
GlobalGRAINhttps://grain.org/
GlobalInternational Network for Economic, Social and Cultural Rights, ESCR-Net https://www.escr-net.org/
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
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/
CameroonMother of Hope Cameroon(Mohcam)https://www.mohcam.org
CanadaWomen of Diverse Origins-Femmes de diverses origineshttps://wdofdo.wordpress.com/
CanadaCanadian Research Institute for the Advancement of Womenhttps://www.criaw-icref.ca/en/
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)www.fwrm.org.fj/
GeorgiaUnion Women Center Georgiahttp://www.womancenter.org.ge
GermanyBeam Mediahttps://the-beam.com/
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
IndiaRITES 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
IndonesiaWomen Working Group (WWG)http://womenworkinggroup.org/
KazakhstanPublic Foundation “Development of Civil Society” in Kazakhstan
KenyaHumanity Beyond Bordershttp://www.hbbkenya.org
KosovoKosovo Women’s Networkhttps://womensnetwork.org/
KyrgyzstanBishkek Feminist Initiativeshttps://bishkekfeminists.com/
KyrgyzstanRural women’s association “Alga”
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
MongoliaCulture Centre for the Deaf
NepalNational Alliance of Women Human Rights Defendershttps://www.nawhrd.org/
NepalNational Indigenous Women Forum (NIWF)
NepalNepal Mahila Ekata Samaj
NepalSaathihttp://www.saathi.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/
NigeriaGirls Power Initiative (GPI) https://www.gpinigeria.org/
NigeriaFOUNDATION FOR THE CONSERVATION OF THE EARTH (FOCONE)
PakistanNational Forum of Women with Disabilities (NFWWD) www.nfwwd.org/
PakistanRoots for Equityhttps://rootsforequity.noblogs.org/
PakistanRoshni Tariqiyati Tanzeemhttp://www.roshnisindh.org.pk/
PakistanAdvocacy, Research, Training and Services (ARTS) Foundationhttps://www.artsfoundation.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/
PhilippinesAMIHAN National Federation of Peasant Women
SerbiaASTRA-Anti trafficking actionhttp://www.astra.rs
Sri LankaWe Women Lanka
TaiwanPapora Indigenous Development Associationhttps://www.facebook.com/paporaip/
TajikistanPublic Organisation “Zanoni Sharq” (women of Orient)
TajikistanNGO Parastor
TajikistanNGO”Otifa”
ThailandSustainable Development Foundation (SDF)http://www.sdfthai.org/
Trinidad and TobagoNational Union of Domestic Employees (NUDE)
UgandaCentre for Economic Social and Cultural Rights in Africahttps://www.cescra.org/

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