Fri 8 March International Women’s Strike: picket Royal Courts of Justice 12-2 pm

International Women’s Strike event

Friday 8 March   12 noon-2pm

Defending Our Children & Our World

Royal Courts of Justice, the Strand, WC2A 2LL
All women, children and non-binary people welcome.

WinVisible, Mental Health Resistance Network women and others in the disability movement are taking part in this outdoor event. More info below, contact us on win@winvisible.org for info or with your suggestions

WHAT IS THE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S STRIKE?

  • The first Global Women’s Strike (coordinated by the Wages for Housework Campaign – WFH) was called for 8 March 2000, inspired by the 1975 Iceland women’s Day Off and a strike call by women in Ireland ● In 2016 women in Poland stopped work against anti-abortion laws ● In 2017 they joined with the movement against femicide in Argentina, and coordinated an international strike with women in 50+ countries ● In 2018, 6m women in Spain went on strike ● The strikes highlighted unwaged caring work, unequal pay, rape and domestic violence, exploitation, climate change …
  • WHY THE HIGH COURT?
    • Many injustices are fought out here – destitution, detention, deportation, benefit cuts, zero-hours contracts, sexism, racism and other discrimination, criminalisation, pollution, the state taking children from mothers …
    • Since the 1970s, WFH has defended mums threatened with losing their kids because they were poor, fleeing domestic violence, lesbian, sex workers.
    • Children from poor areas are 10 times more likely to be taken; thousands are forcibly adopted each year. Mothers who are single, of colour, immigrant, disabled, victims of domestic violence are targeted.
    • Benefit cuts and sanctions (including Universal Credit), and starvation wages hit women and children hardest – 5m children live in poverty; single mother families are 85% of those affected by the benefit cap.
    • Calling poverty ‘neglect’ is one excuse to split up families – love, caring work, even breastfeeding, are dismissed. Families are denied their legal right to resources but millions are spent on placing children with strangers.
    • For two years Support not Separation (SnS) has picketed the family court. They will join us to demand a living wage for mothers and other carers.
    • We stand against the hostile environment, the destruction of life, the threat to our planet caused by corporate greed, wars, arms sales …

    BRING YOUR CASE IN DEFENCE OF OUR KIDS, OUR RELATIONSHIPS, OUR COMMUNITIES, OUR PLANET …  WE ARE ALL UNDER ATTACK

     

    Join us for a walking/rolling picket, speak-out, breastfeeding sit-in … bring the demands from your own campaigning … wear a gilet jaune (hi-viz vest) … bring pots and pans to be heard! All women, children and non-binary people welcome. Supportive men, please contact payday@paydaynet.org