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International Women’s Day details

07 March, 2019

• TOMORROW (Friday March 8) is International Women’s Day. We don’t get much for it, unlike in Berlin where the day has been declared a public holiday in response to organising by the International Women’s Strike.

This is the third year a strike has been called; more than 50 countries took part in 2017 and six million women downed tools in Spain in 2018.

Groups based at the Crossroads Women’s Centre are organising a speak-out, Defending Our Children and Our World, outside the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand (noon to 2pm, WC2A 2LL). Join us and add your voice about your concerns.

Together we are demanding an end to the hostile environment, against mothers, especially single mothers, and our children, and against all who are being devalued, impoverished, made destitute, evicted, “socially cleansed” out of our cities, denied justice and resources against rape and domestic violence, criminalised, detained, deported, poisoned and killed by pollution and climate change.

We are tired of being discriminated against because we are women of colour, disabled, immigrant, asylum seekers, or do not conform with our gender or what is expected of us. We are tired of caring for everyone but getting no respect and no reward.

Afterwards we are invited to the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS, WC1H 0XG) for snacks and films, hosted by men who support this International Women’s Strike (2.30pm to 5.30pm).

For more information please see Global Women’s Strike on FaceBook, @Womenstrike, or phone 020 7482 2496.

Global Women’s Strike, NW5 2DX


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