Assembling: 12 noon in Trafalgar Square (north side), Saturday 12 March 2011
Speak Out: 2pm SOAS (Thornhaugh St, WC1H OXG)
Keynote speaker: distinguished campaigner and author SELMA JAMES
International Women's Day:how rapidly things change.
Plus: MOTHERS and other carers from many backgrounds and situations:
married, single, doing the double and triple day, refugees/asylum seekers, with a disability or a child with a disability, women of colour, lesbian/bi/trans/queer, sex workers, older, younger, grandmothers, students, teachers, hairdressers, cleaners . . . and many more.
As well as men who are themselves carers and support recognition for mothers’ work and all caring work.
Report from trade unionist about the movement against the cuts in WISCONSIN, USA.
All African Women’s Group Amma Resonance Healing Association for Improvement in Maternity Services (AIMS) Birkbeck Students Union Black Women’s Rape Action Project l Climate Camp London Caribbean Labour Solidarity Colombia Solidarity Disabled People Against Cuts Donne in Lotta (Cremona) EMERGENCY (UK) Eusi & Tchaiko Kwayana (Guyana &USA) Franca Rame (internationally renowned playwright & actor) Gillain Weaver, milk banker Gruppo Donne No Dal Molin (Vicenza) International Prostitutes Collective Kay Adshead (internationally renowned playwright) Latin American Workers Association Legal Action for Women Lesbian Bi Trans Queer in the Global Women’s Strike Maternity Action Melissa Callaghan (midwife & infant feeding coordinator) Michelene Wandor (writer) Mom’sy Gwen Omega Radio & Rain Forest Cuisines Ltd Naomi Stadlen (author of What Mothers Do) New Japan Women's Association Nina Power (Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Roehampton University) Noel Lynch, Chair, Green Party, London Nursing Matters NUS Black Students Oliver James (child psychologist, author) Outrage! Payday men’s network Queen Mary Students Union Quinto Suyo SOAS Students Union (School of Oriental & African Studies) Sheila Kitzinger (natural childbirth campaigner & author) Single Mothers’ Self-Defence UK Uncut WinVisible (women with disabilities) Women Against Rape Women of Colour in the Global Women’s Strike
International Global Women’s Strike events:
Guyana: March and public meeting in Georgetown of Afro-Guyanese, Indo-Guyanese and Indigenous women for: Living incomes for mothers & all carers; End violence vs women & children.
Haiti: March of earthquake survivors in Port-au-Prince.
India: Mothers Marches of Dalit and Tribal women and children followed by Public Meetings in Mahasamund District, Dhamdari District and Saraipali Bloc. Men are supporting. Main demands: against poverty and violence against women; for food security for mothers and children, women’s land rights, health rights, free education for all children, including girls, and money and facilities in government schemes for village disabled women.
Italy: Gruppo Donne No Dal Molin protest outside the new US army base in Vicenza; Women in Struggle Collective, holding a vigil with an open mic at the market in Cremona.
Peru: Conference in Lima by the domestic workers trade union SINTTRAHOL calling for implementation of ILO convention which guarantees better working conditions for domestic workers; Implementation of Law 27986 and creation of an employers’ register so employers have to obey the law.
Poland: Lodz Gender incorporated Mothers March demands into their MANIFA demonstrations on 8 March both in Warsaw and other cities and symbolically joining Mothers March at their event in Lodz.
USA: Marches in Los Angeles, Milwaukee, Philadelphia and San Francisco.
Venezuela: Gathering in Los Teques main square.