International Women’s Day

Global Women’s Strike events on Wednesday 8 March in London, UK
9.45-11am
PROTEST: VALUE the WORLD’S MOTHERS & CHILDREN
Central Family Court, First Ave House, 42-49 High Holborn, London WC1V 6NP
Stop the unjust separation of children from their mothers, and the rise in children taken into care, forced to have contact / live with violent fathers, or adopted against their mother’s wishes.
12-2pm
SPEAKOUT outside PARLIAMENT
Old Palace Yard (opposite House of Lords)
We can all say why we’re striking and what changes we want.
The All African Women’s Group will perform their short play about the sexism and racism of the immigration system – from Yarl’s Wood Detention and Removal Centre to the courts.
We invite all anti-austerity MPs, especially women, to join us in support of our demands.
3-4pm
VIGIL for FARMING COMMUNITIES in THAILAND
St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ
Honouring the Southern Peasant Federation of Thailand who risk their lives defending land and water from corporate land grabs.
On 8 March 2017, women in over 40 countries will take time off from waged and unwaged work – for the whole day, or for hours or minutes – to protest, march, flash mob, put a broom outside our door, hang a banner from the window . . .
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The call for this International Women’s Strike (IWD) follows mass protest in 2016 against men’s violence in Argentina and the criminalisation of abortion in Poland, and the women’s marches against Trump which mobilised millions in the US and 15 other countries, including 100,000 in the UK. The Women’s March UK and US have endorsed the IWD call.
To join, call a huddle where you are or come to ours, work out your demands and actions, publicise them – we can help. In London, Global Women’s Strike and Women of Colour GWS are coordinating actions against violence, poverty, discrimination, exploitation, war.
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